Pope Running Out of Persons to Blame for Priest Sexual Abuse

by John McKiggan

Pope Begs Forgiveness – But Doesn’t Apologize

I posted earlier today that the Pope has begged for forgiveness from survivors of priest sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the statement did not contain an apology or any acknowlegement that the Vatican or the Catholic Church were to blame for the tidal wave of priest abuse claims that have crossed the Atlantic from North America and swept across the U.K. and Europe.

Blame Everyone – Admit Nothing

The Pope has been quick to cast blame for the priest abuse crisis. See for example:

Can the Pope Learn a Lesson From Spiderman? Vatican Claims Bishops Not Employees of Church :

In fact officials in the Catholic Church have pointed the finger pretty much everywhere else including the media, gay priests, and pornography.

Has The Pope Run Out of Scapegoats? Not Yet!

The Pope’s fingerpointing would be almost laughable, if the problem of child sexual abuse by priests wasn’t so serious.

But today The Los Angeles Times reported that in the same speech where he begged forgiveness from victims, the Pope blamed the priest abuse crisis on…get this…The Devil!


Come on! Really?

3 Responses to “Pope Running Out of Persons to Blame for Priest Sexual Abuse”

December 31, 1969 at 6:00 pm, Ne'er a Victim said:


December 31, 1969 at 6:00 pm, Doug said:

People aren’t born molesters. There have to be a variety of factors that aid in their becoming so. The pope was merely pointing out that this society is saturated in pornography and other sexual deviancy. So it engenders a licentious attitude towards sexuality which in turn creates an environment where molesters are more frequent. And, if you believe in the devil, then he assuredly has his hand in it.

August 31, 2010 at 1:12 am, Percheron Gray said:

Thank you for your powerful blog. It is truly enraging to think about all the responsibility dodging that follows abuse. I am truly saddened by it. An apology goes a long way.

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