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"Probably not, unless you Catholics who claim to be 'the good ones' demand it."

Eh, I doubt this makes much difference no matter what. Why? Because I can't imagine that report never sees the light of day, no matter who the next pope is.
Posted by Cow on February 22, 2013 at 11:31 PM · Report this
...Which is not to minimize anything in this report, or anything like that. There is some serious fucked up stuff going on here, and I'm not trying to minimize or condone it. Just saying, they'll go right on covering it up, and scapegoating/demonizing the ones they can't hide.
Posted by Cow on February 22, 2013 at 11:34 PM · Report this
um pardon the expression, holy crap!

When I heard that Ratzzi was gonna keep living with his "personal secretary" my fist thought was "please Jesus, let Ratzzi be gay and get popped." But, this may even be better.
Posted by gnossos on February 22, 2013 at 11:36 PM · Report this
Here's the problem: "Gays are the problem." That's what the report reportedly says. Bullshit.
Posted by morganducks on February 22, 2013 at 11:46 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5

Indeed, seems illogical. An organization rife with gays spends its time harassing and condemning gays. Then these same gays have gay sex with other gays who "scandalize" the gay-hating gays.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on February 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM · Report this
GeneStoner 6
We wouldn't be having this problem, if it weren't for the gays...
Posted by GeneStoner on February 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM · Report this
JensR 7
Oh the people who believe in the papal prophecies will go nuts over this one :)…
Posted by JensR on February 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 8
The answer, of course, is No.

Never let it be said that Catholics won't stoop to gay-bashing to hide the fact they are child rapists.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on February 23, 2013 at 1:29 AM · Report this
Knat 9
Posted by Knat on February 23, 2013 at 1:59 AM · Report this
blackhook 10
May Pope Rat rot in the fetid stew of ignorance & hatred that he & the Catholic Church have perpetuated for centuries! How can anyone be dumb enough to continue to support these strange old buzzards with their bizarre voodoo & superstitions & fairy tales? ...hocus-pocus-dominocus indeed!

I call upon you, Pope Rat, to submit yourself to the Court at the Hague, to be prosecuted for your crimes against humanity. And in the meantime, time to tax the Criminal Catholic Empire!
Posted by blackhook on February 23, 2013 at 2:23 AM · Report this
Also, the Italian president threatened that if the ex-pope left the Vatican he would be arrested for his part in aiding and abetting child abuse and pornography.
Posted by BakerB on February 23, 2013 at 3:55 AM · Report this
Anyone who still calls themselves a Catholic after the facts about repeated child rape and protection of the child rapists has no spine whatsoever.

And yes I mean Dan, Andrew Sullivan and even Stephen Colbert.
Posted by Dave M on February 23, 2013 at 5:35 AM · Report this
#12 - I'm pretty sure Dan Savage is an atheist, which disqualifies you from being a true Catholic. The Church frowns on atheism.
Posted by catsnbanjos on February 23, 2013 at 5:57 AM · Report this
johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt 14
Growing up Catholic is hell and they really do deserve all of this.
Posted by johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt on February 23, 2013 at 6:41 AM · Report this
mikethehammer 15
Lots of fun & interesting parallells between the church & the GOP they infest. I agree with @1 that this will probably never get the recognition it deserves. But if it did, it could serve to further fragment an already divided community, much the same way you have those ideological Republican purists who refuse to compromise their "principles" under any circumstances pitted against a more sane and moderate contingent that would acknowledge homosexuals deserve equal rights and that climate change is real.
Posted by mikethehammer on February 23, 2013 at 6:46 AM · Report this
@3: heh, your "fist" thought. you said a freudian.
Posted by Lalala on February 23, 2013 at 7:42 AM · Report this
Is Catholicism that much of a threat to central banker-backed Fabian Socialism/Communitarianism, that the Slog must regularly print hate-filled articles against Catholics? The Catholic Church has been the world's #1 organization working toward helping people in need, for several decades.
Posted by Siddha on February 23, 2013 at 7:44 AM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 18
This is nothing.…

The Church began in scandal, as all institutions that concentrate power over the many into the hands of the few do. It's been rotten to the core as long as it has existed. From Benedict IX, who sold the papacy and conducted mass orgies in the Vatican himself, to Pope Pius XII, who signed treaties with Hitler and never excommunicated a single Nazi, except Goebbels, who got the axe for marrying a Protestant. From Mother Theresa, who lobbied against contraception, to Cyril of Alexandria, who dragged a mathematician and Librarian of Alexandria into the street and had her murdered in broad daylight. These supposed "keepers of morality" have been anything but.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on February 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM · Report this
Why don't we socially engineer folks to hate organized religion? That will make it easier to convert them to the central banker-sponsored organized religion that portends to worship Mother Nature -- thereby removing any threats to central banker power, at the same time. Just like China, and all the communist countries do.
Posted by Siddha on February 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM · Report this
The New York Daily News. Ah, now THERE's a trustworthy source. Don't know La Repubblica's reputation but a bunch of vagueness punctuated with a couple of oddly specific details smells a bit of Friday fishiness. Oh, I'm sure the church is guilty of a multitude of crimes but I have my doubts about them being documented "in two volumes bound in red covers".
Posted by BLUE on February 23, 2013 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 21
In accordance with what @1 said, the official reason is still a valid reason, Benedict XVI is really sick and frail. His brother says he can hardly walk, and his doctor has forbidden any more airplane trips.
All these factors can be true, and he still could have easily followed tradition and continued his papacy until death no matter how hot the scandals get.
The Pope is simply pooped out. Get it?
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 23, 2013 at 8:33 AM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 22
I think Beyonce should be the next pope.

if not her, then POprah.

And if neither of these are possible, then I think the cards should pick Carl Icahn. yes yes, I know he's not catholic. But what the church really needs now is a total makeover, which only a high powered business magnate can provide. Pope Carl's first speech should go roughly as follows "Its time we stopped pretending that this is anything other than what it really is. We are a gigantic, and immensely successful corporation". this evangelist of capitalism can replace those cassocks with charcoal suits, an finally pursue copyright protection for the holy bible. No more worries about schisms or heretics, since the breakaway sects can always be hauled into court for using the scriptures without permission. This ought to cause the church's stock to rise over night, as they always do when Icahn takes over.

Posted by Tacoma Traveler on February 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM · Report this
rob! 23

"The wild nights of gay priests"
The Guardian, July 2010
Posted by rob! on February 23, 2013 at 9:14 AM · Report this
tomsj 24
Hmmm.... Red covers, kept in a safe in the papal apartments. I hope the book isn't too stained and sticky by the time it gets passed along to the next pope.
Posted by tomsj on February 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM · Report this
seatackled 25
I wish one of those nuns that the Church silenced would be the next Pope.
Posted by seatackled on February 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM · Report this
@17, Really, please offer links and citations.
Posted by pupuguru on February 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Michael of the Green 27
The Pages Bound between Red Covers needs to be secreted beneath the key stone at Arago's crossing of the Paris Meridian, the pages themselves sealed by the Papal Seed.
Posted by Michael of the Green on February 23, 2013 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 28
@25 for the Second Female Pope as Christ Wanted win.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM · Report this

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