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Pope Peabrain 1
The Catholic Church is appallingly degenerate.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM · Report this
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It's the like "depravity" of the Romans that so horrified the early church. The only thing missing is giant mosaic phalluses everywhere.
Posted by originalcinner on January 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM · Report this
rob! 3
It's part of an image makeover. They've got to get those nice Catholic boys into seminary somehow.

Daily mass, confessions, baptisms, funerals, and visiting the sick just don't cut it anymore.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on January 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM · Report this
Pick1 4
“I don’t think we did anything wrong.”

When we meet in Hell Mr. Egan, I will ask you if you still agree with that retraction.
Posted by Pick1 on January 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM · Report this
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I highly suspected that you might like that. :)
Posted by PaulBarwick on January 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM · Report this
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It certainly makes the banquet of the Chestnuts seem like a bake sale doesn't it.
Posted by Oh Vatican on January 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM · Report this
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I read that article, and couldn't wait to get your take on it. My next stop was SLOG.
Posted by SeattleKim on January 18, 2013 at 9:46 AM · Report this
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The decade is still young.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on January 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM · Report this
treacle 9
Moral highground: totally evaporated.
If only the Catholic masses in Latin America & Africa could hear all this, we might actually see the Vatican going into total freefall.
Posted by treacle on January 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM · Report this
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Regarding the two fine Fathers catching a Broadway show: Some gay priests that I have met are so ignorant of gay culture that they have no idea what closeted clichés they are.

I've spent time with 3 young priests and monks as they sang show tunes at the top of their lungs, argued about the artistic merits of Shakira vs. Kylie Minogue, and spoke to each other in jokey/not-jokey falsetto. I was waiting for them to call each other "Mary". They didn't know any out gay people.

And while you can't define sexual orientation solely on a man's opinion of Judy Garland, it struck me that they were so ignorant of gay culture they didn't realize that singing show tunes between passionate discussions about the evils of gay marriage might seem ironic. All identified as straight.
Posted by Montréal on January 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM · Report this
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It's the "Headline of the Day, Week, Month, Year, Decade,etc..." if perversion and deviancy is your thing. Good for you, Danny.

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Protestants have been telling you for centuries that the Catholic Church is the Kingdom of Beelzebub on Earth. Danny must not have gotten the memo.
Posted by Gommorah looks a lot like the gutter on January 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM · Report this
Knat 12
Even Stephen Lynch's song "Altar Boy," for all it's irreverent satire, doesn't sound as ridiculous as this story.
Posted by Knat on January 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 13
@10 If you suck it but don't fuck it, you're not gay.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM · Report this
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@ 13 the many "straight" guys that I have gotten it on with always seemed to think that it was the other way round.
Posted by PaulBarwick on January 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this
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Anyone dealing meth and having sex in the workplace should get fired.

Oh God, Cardinal Egan. The Church covered for child molesters. Cat's out of the bag. Damage control is not pretending it didn't happen. Damage control is apologizing and putting this as right as they can be put!
Posted by DRF on January 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Ophian 16
As for headlines, I liked this one from the BBC: "Nazi Buddha Originally From Space."

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-1…
Posted by Ophian on January 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM · Report this
Alanmt 17
Beginning to understand why it's called a rectory . . .
Posted by Alanmt on January 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM · Report this
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Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucker, he's a fucking motherfucker..
Posted by Hanoumatoi on January 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM · Report this
saxfanatic 19
"(H)e was known as a charismatic speaker..." or was that just the meth talking?
Posted by saxfanatic on January 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM · Report this
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Has anyone on slog ever had rectoral sex? Is it as painful as everyone says?
Posted by MarcVH on January 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM · Report this
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@16 -- The followup "Nazi buddha from space might be fake" doesn't disappoint either.
Posted by RonK, Seattle on January 18, 2013 at 1:58 PM · Report this
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The Inquisition is a hard act to follow. I give this only 3 stars. If you examine the actual beliefs of this religion, it's difficult to be impressed by sexual peccadillos.
I was taught, for example, that I would go to an eternity of torture in Hell for eating one small piece of meat on Friday without repentance (this law is no longer on the books after Vatican II, poor consolation to those doing time on a meat rap, as George Carlin or Dick Gregory pointed out). I believed what I was told for quite awhile.
You need drugs to believe that stuff, or you need drugs if you believe that stuff.
Posted by Perfect Stranger on January 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM · Report this

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