Sunday, June 17, 2012

And again...

In April 2008 this blogger first parsed Pope Benedict XVI's "apology" for the sexual abuse of children by the clergy, "Well Said?!?", and found it severely wanting... However in July of that year he did somewhat better... Subsequently the Church mis-stepped on several occasions (e.g. see the links below).

Now, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman province, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God, "... commented on the scandals of sexual abuse and cover-ups by church hierarchy in a pre-recorded video message for an outdoor Mass attended by 75,000 Catholics, many from overseas, in Ireland's largest sports stadium..." and outraged many by saying "How are we to explain the fact that people who regularly received the Lord's body and confessed their sins in the sacrament of Penance have offended in this way? It remains a mystery" (see Pope To Irish: Child Abuse By Clergy A 'Mystery' That Shook Faith).

Oh well, at least he has stopped blaming secularism for this and the world's many other ills!

Previous blog entries related to the Pope:
Random picture - Nov 4th, 2010
I name thee Constantine - Jul 8th, 2010
Failed Pope? - Apr 6th, 2012
Misc update - Mar 12th, 2010
Recividism (or, 'persiste et signe') - Oct 2nd, 2009
Great quotes - Sep 9th, 2009
Random pictures... - May 25th, 2009
No Papal benediction - Sep 30th, 2008
The danger we face - Sep 14th, 2008
Better the second time around - Jul 23rd, 2008
HH Tekel - Jun 17th, 2009
Well said ?!? - Apr 17th, 2008

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