Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Can we stop pretending to care about the Church's so-called "moral authority" now?

Catholic Church shamed by Irish abuse report
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press
20 May 2009
DUBLIN – After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes, humiliation and beatings at Catholic Church-run reform schools for Ireland's castaway children.

Just over seven years ago, Bernard Cardinal Law was forced to resign as archbishop of the Boston diocese when it was revealed - over and over again - that he'd enabled wide-spread sex abuse of children within his See.

Will the bishops that condemned Notre Dame for inviting President Obama to deliver the commencement address now please shut up!

note: I am in general sympathetic towards religion and religious institutions, and recognize that religion plays an important part in many people's lives. I get upset when any religion attempts to impose its values and morality on ME.

If Catholic bishops deny John Kerry communion because he chooses to support U.S. law by not imposing his religious convictions on others - fine, that's their business.
BUT - do they continue to offer communion to pedophile priests? To abusive priests & nuns?
If so, I'd think maybe they should reconsider their stance towards Kerry.
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

[Matthew 7:1-5]
Just a suggestion.

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