Newsflash: Another Priest Abuse Scandal Linked to Pope

The Vatican scandal just keeps getting bigger. Last week we learned that under the watch of Archbishop Ratzinger–now Pope Benedict XVI–a priest accused of molesting choir boys in Germany was allowed to continue working with children. Today the New York Times reports that the Pope ignored allegations of abuse by a Wisconsin priest:

Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.

U.S. feminists are getting pretty fed up with the Conference of Catholic Bishops trying to claim the moral high ground on abortion and same-sex marriage–at the expense, of course, of women and gay people–while the Church’s own house desperately needs cleaning.

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Comments

  1. Lindsey Huster says:

    Unfortunately, this is an all-too familiar role the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Police Department have played before: ignore, cover-up, ensuing scandal, but rarely an acknowledgment of fault.

  2. Well said Jessica! The Catholic church clearly needs to focus on its own issues instead of messing with my healthcare. I cannot believe how this scandal continues to explode. The Catholic Church is just disgusting.

  3. A lill’ parody song I wrote about sex scandals, and the Office Of Pope, YEARS ago
    http://www.soundlift.com/band/music.php?song_id=82930

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