Catholic League: Secular Groups Should “Mirror” The Catholic Church’s Way Of Handling Sexual Misconduct

Via press release from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue:

The clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church made headline news in 2002, even though most of the offenses took place from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Over the past decade and a half, the Church launched many new policies to check this problem, the result being a dramatic reduction in cases of abuse. Indeed, there is no institution in the nation today, religious or secular, that has a better record in dealing with sexual misconduct than the Catholic Church.

Ironically, it is precisely the Church’s most prominent and vocal critics who are now undergoing their own sexual misconduct problems: journalism, the arts, Hollywood, and education have all been hit with scandal.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops not only has a comprehensive training program for all its employees on sexual abuse, it conducts background checks on all those who work with children. Regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, each diocese has its own policy. The Archdiocese of New York, for instance, has a detailed employee handbook section on this issue, which includes termination in cases of serious sexual misconduct.

The Catholic Church’s policies on sexual misconduct provide a model for all organizations and professions. It is high time it received credit for the progress it has made. More important, those who have been its harshest critics need to learn from what it has accomplished and start instituting policies that mirror those of the Church.

  • bkmn

    There needs to be a special hell for Bill.

    • Todd20036

      There is: New Jersey…

      • orion dumptee

        Hoboken,Weehawken or Jersey City?

  • Ninja0980

    So in other words, they should cover it up and allow predators to keep raping kids?
    Fuck that.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Move the predators around the country first though. But, in a nutshell, yes.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        And lobby against any changes to legislation to help hold accusers more accountable.

        • Kruhn

          And demonize the person who raised the earliest alarm about this person, ending ostracized and run out of dodge.

          Sinead O’Connor raised the abuse issue on that infamous SNL intervention where she burned John Paul II’s photo and decried the sexual abuse scandal in the 1980s!

          • TuuxKabin

            Repeating myself:

            emails to the catlick league can be blocked. But an avalanche of fax/paper arriving not so much.

            Using https://faxzero.com/

            You can send your thoughts to them at: 212-371-3394

          • Nowhereman

            Thanks! I know what to do with the “prayers”.

          • Joseph Miceli

            She paid one hell of a price and EVERYONE who took her to task was wrong. God bless her.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup.
            Lots of folks who owe her an apology.

          • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

            I still want to design and print “Sinead Was Right” t-shirts. Maybe I can send Bill Blow-a-Ho one once it’s done.

        • David Walker

          That, to me, is the most repulsive and repugnant thing the “church” has done lately. If that’s Donna Who’s idea of improving a horrible situation by shielding the perp-in-a-collar, making it impossible to press charges before the victim is prepared to come forward, then fuck the guys in dresses and beanies and fuck their apologists, as well.

          And while it isn’t child rape, I think that the response to rape by people in power has been pretty remarkable. What the “church” can’t come to grips with has been met with swift action. Matt Lauer, for example, hasn’t been transferred to the same job in another town; he’s been canned. I find that far more pro-active than fighting to keep statute of limitations way too short for child rape by clergy.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            Well said. They basically negated any feel good statements about how their improving by actively lobbying to prevent increase accountability.

          • Nowhereman

            Hear hear! And then doing everything they can to prevent the victim from obtaining an abortion, telling them that a child conceived by rape is a blessing and god’s will. Simple question, if god is so concerned about what’s good for women, why doesn’t he do something about how men treat them?

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            It’s like he doesn’t exist or something. Maybe out playing Skee-Ball at an arcade?

      • leo77

        Exactly, they didn’t just cover it up. By bouncing the known predators around to different parishes they provided them with a constant supply of new and unknowing victims.

        • Ninja0980

          Yup, while fighting LGBT rights all the while claiming we were a danger to kids.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Lovely. Like a shell game, only when the hands stop moving the coconuts, one of them ends up elbow deep in your ass. Bill really should be remanded to an Obama FEMA retraining camp asap!

    • Todd20036

      I see what you did there, even if you didn’t.

    • FAEN

      In Jeebus’ name of course.

    • Gustav2

      No, no, no, they should retire to “Italy.”

    • Tom Furgas

      “In a nutshell” is totally appropriate, as the church’s solution has been a shell game all along.

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      “The Holy Roman Catholic Church, where children are only raped on occasion since the mid-eighties”

    • Uncle Mark

      This very same organization has been fighting bills in the states (like Illinois & New York) that have sought to expand the statute of limitations on reporting sexual abuse that have occurred to minors. He claimed that these bills will allow for the “raping of the Catholic Church.” At least if the Catholic Church Is “raped,” it’s some 2000 years older than the age of consent…which is still better than the age of their victims.

      Coming from my own Catholic family, Donohue can fuck right the hell off. My family & I have known SEVERAL such priests, who were shuffled around before finally facing justice. I had a boyfriend, who was abused by a priest at 13-14, and was told by the pastor that he and his family would be shamed & spurned by the community should his accusations come out. “So take this money and shut up.”

      Donohue should take a page out of his own sacred tome. The church cannot ever be forgiven, until it earnestly does penance for its sins, which includes honest confession and sincere help for its victims

    • incredulous

      Right. The Catholic Church’s “No Child’s Behind Left” policy was a real beacon of progress.

  • Todd20036

    So what you’re saying is we should codify our predators and move them to different locations rather than have them face justice.

    Also, we should demonize non-straight people and force them into lives that we deem “just” but that they would find miserable.

    We should force women to have babies they don’t want, then proceed to not aid them financially in any way.

    We should push our laws that relate to life choices on to others and disregard the US Constitution that deems such laws illegal.

    What fine ideas you have. We will set up a committee to research the ramifications of the ideas you have presented and come up with a final report in 9 to 12 months tops.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]
      • The_Wretched

        Why don’t you step in and get a closer look at my doily?

        • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

          Thankfully, Ray Burke, the pride of Wisconsin, seems to be one of a kind at least in the US, but he is the poster child of extravagant waste of tax free donations.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          That’s some pretty tatty lace they’re sporting!

      • jruffdc

        Look at all those cocksuckers

      • shellback

        What’s this from, RuPaul’s Drag Race?

        • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

          Of course not, they’d fit better, have more style and design and the fabrics would not be stolen from your grandmother’s kitchen window.

          • shellback

            So, what you’re saying is that I should turn in my gay card until I acquire a little more fashion sense? So be it.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            I will totally judge you and if your outfit isn’t fashionable, there is always the option of disrobing.

            Then again, regardless of your outfit sense, you probably don’t rape children, so there’s that.

        • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

          If so, they all desperately need to SASHAY AWAY.

        • Xaca

          How embarrassing! Bitches all wore the same dress.

      • Blake Mason

        Is that an open toe heal I see there?

        • The_Wretched

          The sandals honor jesus’s vow of poverty.

        • stuckinthewoods

          peep-toe pumps

      • Steve Smith

        Pigs in the parlour curtains.

      • David Walker

        And then there’s Judy Canova and Edward Everett Horton. Their bit is about a minute and I’ve cued it to the beginning.
        https://youtu.be/GfjHGxcBN58?t=4m24s

  • Harveyrabbit

    Ignore it. Deny it. Cover it up and then when finally caught move the priests and pay off the victims with tax free donations.

    • AmeriCanadian

      I used to have a friend who is Catholic and believed in giving to her church. I asked one day if she knew what percentage of her tithing was used for hush money. She looked at me like a deer in the headlights and then proceeded to tell me that she would pray for me because my soul had been darkened. The brain, ’tis easily washed.

      • BobSF_94117

        And like many things, after washing, it shrinks.

      • clay

        A lot of American Catholics, when confronted with that, decided to forgo tithing and give to Catholic Charities, only, instead. Two things happened– non-profitable churches closed even faster, selling off real estate and even art, and Catholic Charities actually had a windfall, the shift was so great.

        • Ninja0980

          That’s what my parents did.

      • perversatile

        AKA “Brain Washed in the Blood of the Lamb”

    • nocadrummer

      Or claim that the parish is “broke”.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    Restrict your intake of key employees to deeply repressed self loathing individuals and sadists and the just plain lazy with delusions of grandeur who can’t cut it in the real world and are looking for a place to hide out in style?

  • HZ81

    Haaaaa!! This guy.

  • Bluto

    oh my sides from laughing. Now tell your fucking pope to get his face out of baby crotches.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06d14d865a54918369c3acfd5872ee77fb13b8377dcaa5bfc10bfacb8f793b4c.jpg

    • The_Wretched

      The Vatican has a whole series of those baby jesuses to, um, ‘venerate’.

    • james1200
    • GanymedeRenard

      TBH, I find this practice more disturbing and even life-threatening for the baby: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/463a5f0da90f44ee5fbc7fe9c0bcab7ea1d3e461dc6f082168dcf64876e7d94f.jpg

      • TuuxKabin

        Sure is.

      • The_Wretched

        The mohels kill a few every year from herpes and other stds. NY had a law that said the mohels had to get tested and the religious loons eventually got it repealed. They have rabbis who are known to have stds still doing the ceremonies.

        • GanymedeRenard

          Exactly. But I cringe just to think of all the babies that had to die for CENTURIES before someone decided to make this practice somewhat safer.

      • clay

        “the only blood that’s Kosher”

        • GanymedeRenard

          You mean, it’s kosher to have blood of a human baby in your mouth?

          • clay

            Damn it! I knew I should have /s-ed that!

            ” … only if it’s guaranteed male.” /s

          • GanymedeRenard

            See, that’s the thing about religious beliefs in general… it’s hard to separate the relatively rational tenets from those that are complete BS.

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            Only if it comes out of Baby’s penis…

    • Gerry Fisher

      Ohhhhh….*details*!

  • shellback

    Bernie Law. That is all.

    • The_Wretched

      damn those Bernie voters, they brought us this catholic league tool.

  • jruffdc

    You gotta be fucking kidding me? And how the fuck is he still alive?

  • Gustav2

    Tee heee, he used the word “Ironically”

    • Gustav2

      BTW this is still going on in the RCC, from December 2017

      New Albany Catholic priest takes own life amid allegations
      http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171221/new-albany-catholic-priest-takes-own-life-amid-allegations

      • The_Wretched

        Every jurisdiction, every country, every time point, any time some one has looked for clergy sex abuse, they have found it.

        It’s the nature of having a group of people (men) who are shielded from accountability and have buckets of cash to work with.

  • james1200
  • The_Wretched

    Nice try at PR but until and unless yall tart paying your judgments (instead of hiding funds in the cemetary), handing priests over for prosecution by the State, and disgorging all of your hidden records, it matters not.

  • Blake Mason

    To continue to allow men in authority to get away with sexual assault and harassment. They worked out great.

  • dcurlee

    I spit out my water laughing when I read the headline

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Run kids ! Run like hell

  • Joe in PA

    there is no institution in the nation today, religious or secular, that has a better record in dealing with sexual misconduct than the Catholic Church….

    I can’t, I just can’t. At some point it goes way beyond laughable. He is seriously fucked up.

    Also, he starts this diatribe with “it all happened in the 50s and 60s”…but then goes on to say:

    Over the past decade and a half, the Church launched many new policies to check this problem, the result being a dramatic reduction in cases of abuse.

    This makes absolutely no sense. Which is it? First it’s not happening, but then says there is a “dramatic reduction”.

    The stupid is strong with this one.

  • alguien

    yeah, covering it all up has worked phenomenally well, hasn’t it?

  • Treant

    For the most part, secular groups do. They cover it up, move people around when they can, and hide money just like the Catholic Church!

    About the only thing I’ve never heard about? Atheist or Agnostic groups raping kids. Funny, that.

  • olandp

    Why would the church have done all of those things Bill? According to you there never was any abuse, physical, emotional, or sexual.

    THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS ABSOLUTELY NO MORAL AUTHORITY! NONE!

  • I watch the film “Spotlight” a couple times a year. It’s an amazingly made film on how ***well*** the Church handles such a thing.

  • Galvestonian

    oh hell …go to Provincetown in the summer, Key West or hit some of the gay bars in San Francisco to see seminarians and priests trolling for dick You can’t fool with mother nature.

    • Tom Furgas

      Wha…? They wear their clerical collars while on the make? But I suppose that’s like straight guys who search for pussy while wearing their wedding rings…

      • The_Wretched

        Cheating is cheating but your analogy is otherwise odd.

        • Tom Furgas

          The effect is the same with clerical collars and wedding rings. “I’m taken, but if you can have me if you work at it…”

          • Galvestonian

            Ya didn’t have to really work at it … they’re easy.

          • Tom Furgas

            Yes, but the idea is that they are a challenge, although actually they are not. That is, the presumed challenge is the enticement.

      • Galvestonian

        Naaw — they dress secular but after a stint in the rack it all comes out – hee-hee. To tell the truth — in high school I had one Belgian Priest that was built like a soccer player and later I found out that he actually was. oh man … hotness. Ya can’t rape the willing – but I was 18.

        • Tom Furgas

          How can you tell they’re priests without the signifying collar…?

          • It’s not as instantly visible as the Roman collar — which very few priests wear when they “go out in the world” these days — but priests are trained to cultivate a certain, um, bedside manner, at once intimate and detached, and which usually becomes second nature to them. It’s easy enough for one brought up Catholic to recognise — and a couple of well-placed questions can confirm one’s suspicions — but lust can blur one’s vision.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      A few years ago I was at the Castro Theater for a screening of a Matthew Sheppard film and afterwards the real-life people involved stayed for Q&A. Well, myself and only about a couple dozen others stayed to hear what they had to say. It was a wonderful afternoon, but what I remember most was a comment made by the Priest.

      He told a story of his first day entering the Seminary and his first thought was, Oh Thank God! Everyone is Gay.

      That made us all laugh at the time, but it really made me think.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Decades ago I had found myself sitting at a table in a gay dance club with several people, one was a Priest. He said the same thing! At least back in the 70’s that’s where good gay catholic boys went to get out from under the scrutiny of parents.

        • Rebecca Gardner

          Ya know that bullshit RWNJ statement of, “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim?”

          We should start, “Not all gay men are priests, but all priests are gay men.”

          Nah, we’re better than being stupid, childish, and illogical, like them.

  • Slippy_World
  • Rebecca Gardner

    The Catholic Church’s policies on sexual misconduct provide a model for all organizations and professions.

    Cover-up and transfer out of jurisdiction. That’s a model for all organizations and professions? What a fuckin’ nut job.

  • Kevin Perez

    If by “Mirror” he means do the opposite, then I agree.

  • Paula

    Bill, this is cognitive dissonance of global proportions.

  • Leo
    • Bj Lincoln

      We can hope!

    • Treant

      We’ll see. I still expect this to end like the Bundys; no valid charges because…oopsie! We screwed up a little! But it’s OK, we’re not even going to fire that prosecutor!

    • The_Wretched

      That’d be a good day, yes.

      • Galvestonian

        Please. please … oh PLEASE make sure that it’s taped or better yet make it live so that we can all be blessed watching this f–king moron lie like the dog that he is and go down in flames. Better yet ‘implode’ on camera.

    • Dayglo

      He’s not only a “loose cannon,” he’s not all that intelligent.

      • TuuxKabin

        Misguided missile as well. And dumb as a fence.

  • TuuxKabin

    emails to the catlick league can be blocked. But an avalanche of fax/paper arriving not so much.

    Using https://faxzero.com/

    You can send your thoughts to them at: 212-371-3394

    • Tom Furgas

      Naughty, naughty. And thanks for the fax number!

      • TuuxKabin

        Thanks. Former catlick.

        • Tom Furgas

          Same here. Fuck the catlick church.

          • TuuxKabin

            ^^^^^x gazillion.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I am glad to hear the church is working at cleaning up their mess but Bill can go F himself otherwise.

    • Lakeview Bob

      Honey, you left out the “uck”. So I will clean it up for you. Bill can go FUCK himself.

      Now I feel better.

  • Nic Peterson

    Better record? Is he bragging about how well the RCC handled the sytematic abuse of children? It sounds like he’s bragging about it! I can’t have this sort of thing at this hour of the morning. SMFH

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Yikes!

  • GanymedeRenard
  • boobert

    Yea, do like the church does. Hide it , lie about it and pay off the victims.

    • clay

      IF you don’t happen to have a cemetery fund in which to hide money.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Good time to share this

    https://youtu.be/fHRDfut2Vx0

  • gaycuckhubby

    Fuck this jackoff

    • Treant

      Nooooo thank you.

      We need a better way to express displeasure. “Let nobody ever fuck this jackoff” is too long, if more accurate.

      • gaycuckhubby

        How about, May the rest of his life be filled with guilt and shame and may his voice and message become irrelevant

        • Treant

          Too late. To be Catty-lick is to be riddled with guilt and shame over nothing. And he’s already irrelevant.

  • Kelly Lape

    “Ironically, it is precisely the Church’s most prominent and vocal critics who are now undergoing their own sexual misconduct problems: journalism, the arts, Hollywood, and education have all been hit with scandal.”

    It isn’t any of these or the Church that is at issue. It is power protecting itself. In the Church reputation was power. In secular organizations money is power.

    Covering up crime isn’t a “church” problem it is a power corrupts problem. Every woman facing this issue must choose between their job and their dignity. How the fuck do we change that?

  • gaycuckhubby

    or maybe we should try another approach.

    The opposite of what the Catholic Church did.
    Elevate the voices of victims,
    believe victims,
    seek Justice for victims,
    make sure perpetrators can’t do it again,
    not threatened victims with a false fear of Eternal damnation,
    and not pretend to be more moral than everyone else on Earth.
    Also let’s not set up an elaborate scheme so we don’t have to compensate victims

  • clay

    “Over the past decade and a half, the Church launched many new policies to check this problem, the result being a dramatic reduction in cases of abuse.” Most of these new policies are modeled on other denominations and youth service agencies, which put them in place starting in the 1980s, a full generation earlier than the RCC.

    “Ironically, it is precisely the Church’s most prominent and vocal critics who are now undergoing their own sexual misconduct problems: journalism, the arts, Hollywood, and [adult] education have all been hit with scandal.” None of which are organizations which claim moral, spiritual/magical, and even physical control of children.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “even though most of the offenses took place from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.”

    Because the rcc didn’t cover up molestation or enslavement of pregnant mothers prior to the 1960s. Clearly since no one complained prior, during a time when rcc had more power, then it didn’t happen. /s

    • clay

      One should not confuse the number of reported crimes with the number of actual crimes, though the popular press commonly does so. The cases in Canada, Australia, and Ireland clearly show this was a huge problem in the modern era unrelated to the Sexual Revolution. If anything, it was a generation of Sexual Revolution that uncovered it.

  • William

    The Catholic Church’s method of dealing with sexual abuse cases:

    https://youtu.be/8cuihrjLNAo

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Wait. So he’s saying that Hollywood should handle their abuse scandals like the Church? LOL. Well they’ve already got the black dresses. Wasn’t he watching the Golden Globes?

    • gaycuckhubby

      And we have one true infallible voice… Meryl Streep

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        For some reason, I just pictured Meryl with a little tiny Jessica Lange on one shoulder whispering in one ear and little tiny Susan Sarandon whispering in the other.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Fuck Bill Donahue with a iron spiked dildo, a rusty one covered in tetanus.

    Seriously, he and the other members of The Boytouchers League have no moral authority in this or any other matter.

  • leo77

    Mendacious nonsense.

    They put safeguards in place after how many decades? After how many years of denying and covering up the crimes? They put safeguards in place only after it became an enormous PR, legal and financial liability.

    With a President that lies as readily as he breathes everyone feels they can get away with it.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • Adam Stevens

    Y’know what I was thinking about, earlier today? I was thinking ‘bout those streetgangs they got in Los Angeles, the Crips and the Bloods? I was thinking about that buncha new laws they came up with, in the 80’s I think it was, to combat those street-gangs, those Crips and those Bloods. And, if I remember rightly, the gist of what those new laws said was, if you join one of these gangs, and you’re running with ‘em, and down the block from you one night, unbeknownst to you, your fellow Crips, or your fellow Bloods, shoot up a place, or stab a guy, well, even though you didn’t know nothing about it, even though you may’ve just been standing on a streetcorner minding your own business, those new laws said you are still culpable. You are still culpable, by the very act of joining those Crips, or those Bloods, in the first place. Which got me thinking, Father, that whole type of situation is kinda similar to you Church boys, ain’t it? You’ve got your colors, you’ve got your clubhouse, you’re, for want of a better word, a gang. And if you’re upstairs smoking a pipe and reading a bible while one of your fellow gang members is downstairs fucking an altar boy then, Father, just like the Crips, and just like the Bloods, you’re culpable. Cos you joined the gang, man. And I don’t care if you never did shit or never saw shit or never heard shit. You joined the gang. You’re culpable. And when a person is culpable to altar-boy-fucking, or any- kinda-boy-fucking, I know you guys didn’t really narrow it down, then they kinda forfeit the right to come into my house and say a word about me, or my life, or my daughter, or my billboards. So, why don’t you just finish your tea there, Father, and get the fuck outta my kitchen.

    ~Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    • Rebecca Gardner

      When does that come to video? I need to buy it. Frances McDormand is just amazing!

      • clay

        Probably right after the Oscars.

        • Rebecca Gardner

          When are the Oscars?

          • clay

            Sunday, March 4, 2018

          • David Walker

            Haven’t a clue, but she won a Golden Globe Sunday night.

      • Adam Stevens

        Not sure. Watched it last night via an Academy screener.

        The film is flawed, but good. McDormand is perfection.

    • MaryJOGrady

      I felt like standing up and cheering in the movie theater when I heard that. Thank you for posting it.

  • orion dumptee
  • Robert Adams

    Turn our collars backwards and grope the kids?

  • JAKvirginia

    Change happened when the abuse went public and the public screamed. Before that, the “church” covered it up better than Max Factor. Take it elsewhere pig boy.

  • Boreal
  • Uncle Mark

    REALLY, Donohue, you arrogant, unreflective dumb-fuck ?!! Do you REALLY want to draw attention to your church on this issue?

  • JWC

    What..take the guilty, reshuffle them and hide them elsewhere?

  • Stephen Oetken

    Watch “The Keepers” and you’ll see just how full of shit this man is.

  • Thorn Spike

    This is an Onion article, right?

  • Mike C

    Companies should declare bankruptcy and hide pension funds to avoid paying out lawsuits?

    • shivadog

      And protect the abusers, and move them around so they can find new victims.

  • ClevelandJim

    OH the irony. That old dinosaur needs to crawl back into the tar pit.

    • Gianni

      PLease NO. That will only preserve him.

  • Xaca

    When I see Donahue, I always think:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8JhwgLxCEA

    • Joseph Miceli

      How amusing. I never hear the guys play that rap when I’m working at the restaurant. It’s usually something along the lines of “dirty ho’s be sucking my .45” or “bitch better have my dinner” or something like that. Sometimes I think rap artists hate women more than any gay man ever could. To both I say “My mother is a woman.” They need to respect women more!

    • djcoastermark

      I’ve been interested in Cupcakke ever since she helped out the LGBT kid being thrown out of their home by the parents and what she did. Not a super big fan of rap, but sometimes, when the message is there, it changes ones opinions. I like. The LGBT song she did is too fun.

  • GayOldLady

    Holding the Catholic Church up as a model to be replicated, is the stupidest damn thing I’ve ever heard.

  • Nowhereman

    Isn’t it about time for Donahue to be caught in bed with a live boy and hustled off to the Vatican to disappear?

  • Gerry Fisher

    The delusion is *strong* with this one!

  • David

    Yuck.

  • anne marie in philly

    yeah right, cover it up, hide the perps, shame the victims. STFU, asswipe dickshit!

    • madknits

      Don’t forget rewarding the cardinals who enabled this behaviour to further their own careers, like Bernie Law, the recently late and very unlamented pig who was allowed to escape the US and was given an important church to oversee in Rome.

  • Jeff Breeze

    So ignore it and pray it goes away?

  • pgarayt

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  • -M-

    Even if it were true, that progress isn’t something the RCC just decided to do, it was spurred by those, imperfect, critics he’s denigrating, often motivated by the liberal values he opposes.

    • -M-

      Also, Hollywood, the media, etc. have this problem because they did follow the churches’ example of denial and cover ups.

  • Charles Nelson

    Totally agree…pedophile priests should be punished by the Inquisition. The rack would be a good point to start at.

  • JCF
  • EdmondWherever

    “They weren’t children and they weren’t raped”

    See, that’s how you do it. Problem solved.

  • The Milkman

    Girl.

    Girl.

  • Whore_Ta_Culture

    The pedophile apologist neglected to mention that the RCC’s model also includes relocating abusers to countries where laws (if they have them) may not be enforced and regions where clergy are still revered. Central and South America particularly

  • Ellipse Kirk

    Oh my stars and garters!

  • Schlukitz

    “Indeed, there is no institution in the nation today, religious or secular, that has a better record in dealing with sexual misconduct than the Catholic Church.”

    Well, of course!

    What other institution has had as much experience with sexual misconduct than the Catholic Church?

  • Sven2547

    Over the past decade and a half, the Church launched many new policies to check this problem, the result being a dramatic reduction in cases of abuse.

    Well, I used to be bad when I was a kid, but ever since then I’ve gone straight, as has been proved by my record: Thirty-three arrests and no convictions
    — Big Jule, Guys and Dolls

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    I’m catching a whiff of his Mean Old Man smell way over here.