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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Vatican to Address the Sex Abuse Crisis... Later

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Yeah, you're real sorry, aren't you, Guys? Yeah, you're real sorry, aren't you, Guys?

This just in from the Vatican: “The Holy Father Francis, after hearing the Council of Cardinals, decided to convene a meeting with the Presidents of the Bishops Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of ‘protection of minors.’”

So, His Holiness needs his Cardinals to tell him it’d be a good idea to maybe address the massive sex abuse crisis in his church? Well, at least there’s something that looks like acknowledgement going on now. So, when does this meeting happen?

 “The summit will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, 2019.”

*flips table*

Are they joking? Next year?!  And here we thought Brother Blasé in Chicago was talking through his red hat. Apparently not:

They really can’t be bothered to move fast on this one.  Besides, the way the news cycles work, come February most people will have forgotten all about this.  So why "go down a rabbit hole” right now?  That “bigger agenda” is more important. Pope’s gotta canonize the rumored homosexual, Pope Paul VI. He's gotta "talk about the environment".  He's gotta get the kids together for the...er...synod on young people. 

And those sex abuse victims? Well, hell, they can wait! And that investigation into complicity can wait, too. Justice for wounded souls and vindication of good priests and bishops? That can totally wait! 

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Besides, it's not as if the Holy Father is going to address the root of the problem anyway. He doesn't even mention the rampant homosexuality in the clergy. So, why rush this thing?

Really, we’ve got to consider the possibility that this bizarre man was made pope, not because he’s smart, but precisely because he’s not. And he could thus be counted on to make a laughing stock of the papacy.

And it’s not just ‘rad trads’ who suspect this. Everyone who’s still breathing is, in fact, breathless over this monumental hubris in the Eternal City:

This is the work, not of mere mortals, but of Principalities and Power. This is a systematic attempt to destroy of the credibility and integrity of the papacy. Francis must resign now!


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