Wow, I see who the real Christians are, and I just see those who are Protestants, Protestants against Christ and his Bride. Defectors and liberals all of you. And, Tirib I knew you couldn't resist throwing your stone, I guess you have stopped sinning, now? Going to go stand next to Mary and in the sinless section, are you?
Is the hurting of an innocent child okay? No, is it ever okay? No, should Catholics accept it? No, ever? Never!
If you look at the history of the world, the Catholic Church has done nothing the world has not done, when children were abused, it was covered up and hidden. Most of the world does this, no one put it into the front page. Now, it has came about, it has come public, WHICH IS GOOD! As, the Holy Father, B16, has done made it policy and Canon law, that if child abuse is found, superiors are to report it TO THE POLICE. However, studies still show that the Catholic Church out of ALL religions, even yours Tirib, and yours Sweet Revenge, has the lowest percent of abuses and pedophiles.
Is that an excuse or an argument for priests being pedophiles and being around children, no. Do we have bad people in our institute, just like the rest of them? Yes, you want to take down the Catholic Church. Go ahead, take our money, take our Churches, sue us, that is fine. I don't blame you, I don't care for and tolerate those that hurt others, either. I tell you what though, they Catholic Church ain't going no where, and to pretend that all Priests are like this, then you're just plain blind and dumb. Go somewhere else and spill your drivel.
And, as well, we're the only institution in the world that has the moral code (not that the individual members may follow it, but we have it) to protect the world's dignity and freedom, and we're about the only institution that at the end of the day can be looked at for guidance in matters of conservatism and morals. Who helped prosecute the Nazi's? Who gave Europe and most of the West their laws in which they are not destroying?
Oh @ Sweet Revenge, the reason why there were no Catholics on Wednesday, is because it was Ash Wednesday, not that we're hiding. Trust me, we're not scared of scandal and we're definitely not scared of you, we've been doing this for 2000 years, and we still haven't brought down our own Church and we're on the inside you want a pick and hammer and go at it from the outside, give it a try!
Just remember SR, Our first loyalty is to the Lord, not a forum. And, just in case you don't know what Ash Wednesday is, it's when we humble ourselves, take upon our foreheads an ashen cross to show the world WE ARE SINNERS and without the mercy of the Lord there is NO salvation. And we're told and tell ourselves, "Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return" (in Latin for myself).
So, please go ahead and help the Catholic Church clean up her mess, embarrass us, do the work of G-d, it will only help us purify our congregation and get the pedophile priests that the baptized faithful despise away from the children.
But, please...don't act like you're going to take us down, do not attack the Pope, and do not make fallacious arguments. In the end it'll only make you feel small and silly for saying such horse shit.
And, remember we knew we were sinners and needed mercy before you told us.