A good argument for trying Benedict XVI (And Tobin mis-speaks)

Go and read the article and then come back. My apologies to Heretic Tom for scooping this in the blogsphere.

The most damning part of the article is this:

Yet this is exactly what we are forced to read about every day. The happiness and the health of countless children was systematically destroyed by men who could count on their clerical bosses to shield them from legal retribution and, it seems, even from moral condemnation. A bit of “therapy” or a swift change of locale was the worst that most of them had to fear.

And Benedict XVI is in the center of this both from his time as Archbishop of Munich and Freising in 1980, as well as his time in the Vatican prior to his becoming pope when he sent a letter to all Bishops telling them that “…to refuse cooperation with any inquiry…”

He’s pretty much neck deep in this scandal. And it isn’t just confined to Ireland where his pastoral letter danced around an actual apology and instead tried to transfer some of the blame for molested children onto the parents.

For this to come from the titular head of the Catholic church amuses me greatly. Benedict XVI knows his goose is cooked.

And in more news, Bishop Thomas Tobin puts his foot in his mouth with this statement when asked about abortion by Chris Matthews:

“…on laws that protect and preserve human right..”

Little slip up there Tobin? Do you mean to say that perhaps I have rights as a gay person? What??? What???

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