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Steve Benson

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  1. Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse said, over 3 years 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.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years 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!

  3. Walking_Man_Comics

    Walking_Man_Comics said, over 3 years 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.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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."

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years 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.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years 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?”

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years 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.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago


    HA HA!!!! Best post!

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years 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.

  10. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    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!!!!

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

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

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  13. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 3 years ago

    If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the Vatican.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Gee, thanks for the language lesson. So, you think Christ would be unconcerned about active pedophiles among his disciples?

  15. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    People claim that the Catholic Church is all better now that it’s no longer abetting the Holocaust or conducting its own horrors, like the Crusades, the Inquisition, or anti-scientific persecutions (Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus, etc.). But really, it’s just turned its proclivity for evil in different directions:
     • buying and selling babies in Spain
     • peonage labor of orphan girls in Ireland
     • spreading AIDS in Africa
     • encouraging poverty thru breeding in Latin America
     • systematic misogyny around the globe
     • corrupt practices at the Vatican Bank
     • and of course the horrific pedophilia scandals in the US and elsewhere

    Frankly, it’s inadequate penance for only the pope to resign. They ALL should.

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