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  1. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    They seem to live in a “dream” world…Immersed in their own self-importance; one of these days, “thery” will awaken to the sounds of revolution…this from a minority of one.

  2. Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse said, about 1 year ago

    The Catholics may become the first to figure out how to deal with this awful kind of mess.
    I’m waiting for the others to confront this, especially the Buddhists who institutionalised it for hundreds of years. Never heard it raised with the Dalai Lama.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Judging by the Church’s responses, I guess God’s okay with homosexual sex, so long as it’s between a priest and a helpless child. But between two consenting adults? MORTAL SIN!
    Ah, but who am I to question these old white men? They are, after all, holier than I- they say so themselves!

  4. Walking_Man_Comics

    Walking_Man_Comics GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    O Catholic: which parts of the bible? Jesus says nothing about it, and the book itself is rife with father-daughter, multiple-wives, etc etc etc….
    if, 100 years from now pedophilia in the church is brought up, it’ll be because it’s still happening then.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    As Cardinal Ratzinger was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the sexual abuse of minors by priests was his responsibility to investigate from 2001, when that charge was given to the CDF by Pope John Paul II. Before given this charge, Cardinal Ratzinger was theoretically privy to all sexual abuse cases within the Church.
    As part of the implementation of the norms enacted and promulgated on April 30, 2001 by Pope John Paul II, on May 18, 2001 Ratzinger sent a letter to every bishop in the Catholic Church. This letter reminded them of the strict penalties facing those who revealed confidential details concerning enquiries into allegations against priests of certain grave ecclesiastical crimes, including sexual abuse, which were reserved to the jurisdiction of the Congregation.
    Lawyers acting for two alleged victims of abuse in Texas claim that by sending the letter the cardinal conspired to obstruct justice. The Catholic News Service reported that "the letter said the new norms reflected the CDF’s traditional “exclusive competence” regarding delicta graviora—Latin for “graver offenses”. According to Canon Law experts in Rome, reserving cases of clerical sexual abuse of minors to the CDF is something new. In past eras, some serious crimes by priests against sexual morality, including pedophilia, were handled by that congregation or its predecessor, the Holy Office, but this has not been true in recent years."
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ratzinger_as_Prefect_of_the_Congregation_for_the_Doctrine_of_the_Faith

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    The stipulation is against married people having sex with others than their spouse.
    Unmarried men were free to have sex with unmarried willing women.
    The bible does try to be pragmatic at times.
    Maybe read the whole thing.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    The Pope was flying back to Italy and a man doing a crossword puzzle said,
    “Hey Pope, what is a 4 letter word meaning woman that ends in ‘unt’?”
    The Pope says “That would be ‘aunt’, my child.”
    The man says, “Do you have an eraser?”

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    You’ll have to forgive him. He is drinking the prescribed lefty koolaid (apparently the tastiest kind) and it makes it hard to be rational.

    I’ve read statistically all religions (percentage wise) have the same amount of pedophiles, but the left is more tolerant of them.

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    HA HA!!!! Best post!

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Church is not okay with it? Well, then… where’s the outcry matching that against recognizing gay rights? Where’s the picketers demanding that the cover-ups end and hidden documents be aired?
    I don’t hate Catholics (or any other religious folks). What I despise, though, is hypocrisy, especially by those who would like to have power over me.

  11. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 1 year ago

    @skipcarlsen

    Alleged pedophilia scandle?!?!?! Are you off your meds or just stupid? Lets put you in a room with all the raped boys, now grown to men, the documented and vidicated in a court of law victems that is, and have you make your comment to them. I would buy a ticket to that event. Young children were raped you a-hole!!!!

  12. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Orthodox Catholic
    Ah! But! You must not forget that – according to Cardinal Prince Law, former Lord Spiritual of Boston and all New England – Lay people have absolutely NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER criticizing, or questioning, their “God given Spiritual Rulers”, including of course, Pedophile Priests. And, further, His Lord High Eminence, Cardinal Law, was specifically chosen by Josef Ratzinger to Celebrate the High Mass preparatory to going into the Consistory of Cardinals who then “elected” Ratzinger as Pontifex Maximus. And, even today, the basic position of Rome is – as it always has been – that it is much more of a “sin” to EXPOSE a scandal than it is to be a a part of the scandal itself, especially when one is a Clergyman, or a Clergy Boss.


    The scandal exists quite independent of anyone who, in your view, “hates Catholics”. And, it is a scandal that still has NOT BEEN RESOLVED. Nor, will it just manage to “go away”, by some form of Hocusy-Pocusy, Magicy-Wagicy. The foolish notion that celibacy of Clergy is, somehow, “more pleasing to God” than the good old fashioned state of Marriage, was raised clear back at the 1st Council of Nicea. At that time, a 93 year old Bishop – showing the marks of severe persecutions against Christians during his lifetime – Saint Paphnutius, “roared out like a lion” AGAINST THIS FALSEHOOD! And, for true Christians (Eastern Orthodox), the Clergy marry throughout history, down to today. A full opportunity to develop one’s psychosexual Self is as important today as it ever has been. And forced Celibacy IS NOT the way to do that, however much a CHOSEN Celibacy may be. Roman Priestly development is altogether too “stunted” for this kind of thing to disappear from the scene entirely.


    Perhaps there are a great many more than you seem to think who know at least as much as you do – and possibly a great deal more, as well (!) – about Christianity, and Romanism than you do. You might try reading the works of Father John Meyendorf, or Father Alexander Shmemann, before you rant about “hate”. And, you might also try reading the Bible, before you tell others what “it (supposedly) contains”, according to what you DON’T KNOW.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    Finally, the toonists are acknowledging why he is really resigning. Good riddance.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @STLDan

    In Skip’s world “alleged” means “guilty” when applied to a Liberal. “Guilty” means “alleged” when applied to a conservative.

    Basic logic doesn’t apply in his world.

  15. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    Back when he was elected our mayor tabloid (“Bild”) wrote – page one top center – “WIR SIND PABST!!!” (“We are Pope!!!”). They used the same font from back when they announced reunification. Sometimes I am soooo embarrassed…

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