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13-06-2013, 10:07 AM
RE: Real Reasons for Ratzinger's Retirement
Hell yes there will be female cardinals but remember you must ask permission before you know, sex.

The cardinalmobile is there, the yacht is there and also a fabulous beach house in the south of France. The house does need to be shared.

Lots of not just beer but beer from the best craft breweries.

Not only will the theists be tied down they will be tied down on a rack and every fallacy allows one more notch.

It is all set up, at least in my mind, but there is the problem of finances. We need a few million adherents before we can put this in motion. Do you know any potential donors out there. Most of the people I know would be somewhat reluctant to finance my popedom.
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15-07-2014, 08:53 PM
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This is sort of heating up. The cops were sitting on this, but seems the pressure made them look again. I wonder if one of these dudes will be indited ?
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collect...ic-church/

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16-07-2014, 07:47 AM
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I was under the impression that the Ratz was trying to actually start the clean up of the church and was getting frustrated that the organization he gave his life to was totally stonewalling his efforts.

Reminds me of a South Park Episode - "come on, you can't kick someone out because they fuck just one kid...."

Don't sell yourself short Judge, you're an incredible slouch.

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11-01-2016, 10:58 PM
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Maybe this was the scandal they were afraid would break.
There's no way they all didn't know about it.

http://www.thejournal.ie/regensburg-doms...6-Jan2016/

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11-01-2016, 11:27 PM
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Christ, the pope's brother was a kiddie fucker too? I'm starting to wonder how many preists in Rome actually AREN'T pedos.

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12-01-2016, 01:03 AM
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12-01-2016, 06:31 AM
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(11-01-2016 10:58 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Maybe this was the scandal they were afraid would break.
There's no way they all didn't know about it.

http://www.thejournal.ie/regensburg-doms...6-Jan2016/

Oh. FUCK. Shocking

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12-01-2016, 06:53 AM
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More:

Independent UK

So, according to this article, it was known and tolerated amongst the staff:
Quote:Ulrich Weber, a lawyer leading the probe commissioned by the Catholic diocese of Regensburg, said the 231 alleged victims included 50 who made “plausible” claims of sexual abuse at the choir and two associated boarding schools between 1953 and 1992.

More than 140 people were interviewed as part of his eight-month investigation, which included that almost a third of all pupils at the schools in Etterzhausen and Pielenhofen suffered some form of abuse, including sexual assault ranging from touching to rape.

“The events were known internally and criticised, but they had almost no consequences,” Mr Weber said on Friday.

And this fairly boggles the mind:
Quote:Mr Weber also said that it “could not be ruled out” that corporal punishment may have led to sexual abuse in some cases.

Quote:Bishop Voderholzer said he would personally meet any of the victims who wanted to speak to him and accused two unnamed former school leaders of imposing a “system of terror”.

“It is not up to me to pass judgement on the perpetrators because they have died,” he said. “They must answer to the judgement of Christ.”

The only time the church doesn't want to "pass judgment" is when the perpetrator is wearing a clerical collar.

According to this article, the pope's brother had to know:
The Age World

Quote:Asked whether Benedict's brother, the Reverend Georg Ratzinger, who conducted the Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994, had known of the abuse, Weber said, "After my research, I must assume so."

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12-01-2016, 07:41 AM
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(11-02-2013 04:39 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Your #2 was the first thing I thought of, and it is possible. Perhaps there is now a smoking gun between a victim and his time as Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith. But I doubt it. It's just general incompetence. A couple years ago they realized how bad things were when they hired that Fox News PR guy to actually sit in the Apostolic Palace in the central daily meetings, as an advisor. I don't remember which of the blunders prompted the hiring exactly, but they knew they were in trouble. Then in the recent "butler" scandal, the Italian newspapers exposed what disarray his administration is in, and the infighting that is constant. So I suspect they just convinced him he was such a poor administrator it was time to go. If he had ever assembled a strong team with central power it would be different, but it seems the various factions, each have enough power to hold each other at bay.
But come on, he's an 85 year old. long past retirement age German academic, who was a seminary professor, and never ran anything in his life. How would someone like that be expected to run a huge organization ? It was a blunder to ever put him in office in the first place.
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/02/154093529/...gulfs-rome
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/world/....html?_r=0
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01...62590.html
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...hurch.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatileaks_scandal
http://abcnews.go.com/International/vati...d=17378353

Hey careful. It is God that put him in office. Do you think God makes blunders?
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12-01-2016, 08:03 AM
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(12-01-2016 07:41 AM)DerFish Wrote:  
(11-02-2013 04:39 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Your #2 was the first thing I thought of, and it is possible. Perhaps there is now a smoking gun between a victim and his time as Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith. But I doubt it. It's just general incompetence. A couple years ago they realized how bad things were when they hired that Fox News PR guy to actually sit in the Apostolic Palace in the central daily meetings, as an advisor. I don't remember which of the blunders prompted the hiring exactly, but they knew they were in trouble. Then in the recent "butler" scandal, the Italian newspapers exposed what disarray his administration is in, and the infighting that is constant. So I suspect they just convinced him he was such a poor administrator it was time to go. If he had ever assembled a strong team with central power it would be different, but it seems the various factions, each have enough power to hold each other at bay.
But come on, he's an 85 year old. long past retirement age German academic, who was a seminary professor, and never ran anything in his life. How would someone like that be expected to run a huge organization ? It was a blunder to ever put him in office in the first place.
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/02/154093529/...gulfs-rome
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/world/....html?_r=0
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01...62590.html
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...hurch.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatileaks_scandal
http://abcnews.go.com/International/vati...d=17378353

Hey careful. It is God that put him in office. Do you think God makes blunders?

Ummmm ... yeah. Apparently big ones.

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