October 9, 2018

As a Cardinal in Argentina Pope Francis was told that priests were raping deaf children but did nothing to stop the sexual abuse and punish the abusers.

In a sordid report from the Daily Beast comes a tragic tale of the systematic rape and sexual abuse of deaf orphans by Catholic priests and monks, a story that begins in Italy and ends in Argentina, where the future Pope Francis was then known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

The story explains how deaf children were groomed for sexual abuse, noting:

The priests and monks created their own sick sign language to command the deaf and mute boys to perform oral sex and be sodomized.

The details of the story are sickening, and begin in Italy, with a boy named “Giuseppe,” who “was born to impoverished parents outside of Verona in northern Italy with a congenital birth defect that left him deaf and mute.”

The deaf boy was eventually enrolled at the Antonio Provolo Institute for deaf and mute children. The Daily Beast reports:

When he was 11, a monk who worked at the institute as an educator started teaching “special secret signs” for things like masturbation, fellatio, penis, and anus. “I didn’t understand at first just why this man was teaching me these strange secret signs,” Giuseppe explained in an exclusive, and very emotional, interview in Rome. “Then one day it became very clear when one of the priests made the secret sign for fellatio when we were alone, which was followed by him pushing his erect penis into my mouth.”

Giuseppe reports:

Of course we screamed and cried. Sometimes you would see priests coming into the dormitory at night, or you would see friends with tears rolling down their faces and you knew exactly what had just happened. You didn’t need to hear to know.

Eventually Giuseppe grew up and escaped the abuse, and made it his mission to report it. He is now “one of 67 young boys who have been named in court documents and were allegedly abused by more than two dozen priests and brothers at the Provolo Institute.”

After the abuse claims of Giuseppe and others became public, the offending priests and monks were quietly shipped off to Argentina. This is standard practice for the Catholic church, and has been for decades. When a priest is caught raping and sexually assaulting children, he is quietly moved to a new location, where the pattern resumes.

The offending priests from Italy were shipped to another school for the deaf run by Catholics, only this school was in Argentina, where Pope Francis was serving as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The Daily Beast reports:

One of the most notorious alleged offenders was Father Nicola Corradi, now 83, who was moved to South America in the mid-1980s after Giuseppe and others’ abuse claims came to light. Rather than handing him over to secular authorities or asking the mother church in Rome to defrock him, the bishop transferred him to the Provolo Institute in Mendoza, Argentina. Several other priests accused of abuse in Verona were also transferred to the sister school in Argentina, but have since passed away.

At the Provolo Institute in Mendoza, Argentina, under the direction of Father Nicola Corradi, the abuse of deaf children continued. Corradi “was finally arrested in 2016 on allegations that he abused 22 deaf and mute children over the course of nearly three  decades. Three other priests were arrested with him. There are more than 60 civil trials going on across Argentina against priests like Corradi who allegedly abused children.”

As for the abuse in Argentina, The Daily Beast notes:

Julieta Añazco was one of those victims at the [Argentinian] Provolo Institute. She says she was first abused by Father Ricardo Giménez, who worked at the institute. He first attacked her when she was just seven years old, she says, when the two were in a tent being used as a confessional at a Catholic youth festival. The abuse went on for three years before her parents found out and filed a complaint. Giménez was then transferred by the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, under the direction of then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis.

In other words, Pope Francis knew about the sexual abuse, but did nothing to prosecute the criminals. He simply transferred the child raping priests to a new location. According to the report, victims from the Provolo Institute repeatedly asked for a meeting with the then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis. However, Bergoglio refused to meet with the victims.

In 2013 Añazco and other victims from the Provolo Institute sent a registered letter of protest to Pope Francis, reminding him that he had ignored the reports of abuse. Pope Francis has not replied.

Father Giménez is still an active priest.

Bottom line: As a Cardinal in Argentina Pope Francis was told that priests were raping deaf children but did nothing to punish the predatory priests.

Report: Pope Francis Implicated In the Sexual Abuse Of Deaf Orphans In Argentina (Image via YouTube)
Report: Pope Francis Implicated In the Sexual Abuse Of Deaf Orphans In Argentina (Image via YouTube)
August 30, 2018

The Devil made them do it: Catholic League president Bill Donohue argues that when predator priests are raping kids it is really “the work of the devil.”

In yet another lame excuse for predator priests raping children, Catholic League president Bill Donohue blames the devil. In a bizarre, insensitive and outrageous post, Donohue blames Satan for the monstrous crimes of the Catholic church.

Donohue writes:

… when we read that a few Pennsylvania priests used sacred objects like the crucifix to molest their victims, we cannot plausibly say that this is simply the work of men gone bad. No, it is the work of the devil. What other source would provoke such monstrosities?

The Apocalypse (12:7-9) speaks of Satan as the one who “seduceth the whole world.” Jesus referred to Satan as the Father of Lies who perverted the truth. The Catholic Catechism says Satan’s “seductive voice” seeks to turn us against God.

If Satan tempted our Lord in the desert, he is surely capable of tempting the clergy, and sometimes winning…

Blaming the devil for abhorrent criminal behavior is nothing new. In fact, it is a strategy often deployed by guilty parties in a pathetic and desperate attempt to escape responsibility for their crimes. By trying to blame the devil for the crimes of Catholic clergy Donohue insults the intelligence, and demonstrates a pathetic and perverse need to defend the existence of predators and predophiles in the church at all costs.

Earlier this month Donohue attacked the recent grand jury report documenting the rape and sexual abuse of over a 1,000 children by hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania.

In that post Donohue called the report released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court an “obscene lie” while defending the Catholic Church and their deplorable record of covering up and enabling the rape and sexual abuse of children by predatory priests.

In his post titled “Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Debunked,” Donohue desperately tries to minimize the findings of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, claiming that the statement “the priests raped their victims” is actually a “myth,” writing:

Myth: The priests “raped” their victims.

Attempting to justify his assertion that the claim that “the priests raped their victims” is a “myth,” Donohue writes:

Fact: This is an obscene lie. Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word “rape” means.

In a fleeting moment of self-awareness the rabid defender of all things Catholic continues:

This is not a defense — it is meant to set the record straight and debunk the worst case scenarios attributed to the offenders.

Donohue is being dishonest. He is defending predator priests. When he claims it’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated, he is attempting to minimize the horrific crimes of predator priests, and in so doing he is defending those predator priests. Full stop.

In fact, Donohue frequently tries to minimize and excuse the behavior of predator priests by pointing out that some victims are “post-pubescent,” as if raping or sexually assaulting a 13-year-old is more acceptable than raping or sexually assaulting a 9-year-old.

Donohue also has the habit of blaming “the gays” for the moral corruption of the Catholic Church. It is all part of his pattern of trying to excuse and minimize the deplorable and criminal behavior of predator priests, and the the deplorable and criminal behavior of Catholic leadership that covers-up for and enables predator priests.

And now Donohue is blaming the devil for priests raping kids.

Bottom line: Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends predator priests raping and sexually abusing children by suggesting that it is really “the work of the devil.”

Catholic League Blames ‘The Devil’ For Predator Priests Raping Kids (Image via Twitter)
Catholic League Blames ‘The Devil’ For Predator Priests Raping Kids (Image via Twitter)
August 24, 2018

Bad Catholics: The New York Catholic Conference spent more than $2.1 million on lobbying to protect predator priests and deny their victims justice.

An exclusive report from the New York Daily News explains:

The Catholic Conference… spent more than $2.1 million on lobbying from 2007 through the end of 2015, state records show.

Filings show the lobbyists were retained, in part, to work on issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.”

In other words, the New York Catholic Church has been paying off politicians in order to prevent changes in the law that would allow victims of predator priests to seek justice.

According to the report, the money is being used to “block legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse civil cases and open a one-year window to bring lawsuits for victims who can no longer sue under current law.”

The report notes that the person responsible for the effort to deny justice to the victims of rape and sexual assault by predator priests is headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current Archbishop of New York:

Cardinal Dolan heads the state’s Catholic Conference, which in recent years hired major lobby firms to block legislation designed to help child abuse victims seek justice.

Commenting on the new report, Melanie Blow, chief operations officer of the Stop Abuse Campaign, said:

They are willing to spend limitless money in order to basically keep bad guys from being accountable for their actions.

Blow added:

I think they’re doing it because they don’t want to have to pay out settlements.

Kathryn Robb, an advocate and survivor, notes:

If they need to spend that much money on lobbying, clearly, then, they have some pretty big secrets to hide.

Robb is right. Indeed, the Catholic Church is full of big, dark secrets that they are desperate to hide.

In fact, a grand jury report about Catholic priest abuse in Pennsylvania released earlier this month shows that the Catholic Church is a criminal syndicate running a pedophile ring.

Bottom line: The Catholic Church in New York is spending millions lobbying politicians to prevent changes in the law that would allow victims of predator priests to seek justice.

Remember, if you support the Catholic Church, you support the rape and sexual assault of children.

Report: New York Catholic Church Spent Over $2M Protecting Predator Priests (Image via YouTube)
Report: New York Catholic Church Spent Over $2M Protecting Predator Priests (Image via YouTube)
August 20, 2018

In a letter filled with empty rhetoric Pope Francis offers thoughts and prayers while expressing his sorrow that Catholic clergy was once again caught raping and sexually abusing children.

CNN reports:

Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing “we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”

In the letter released by the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis writes:

I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.

Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.

While the letter is filled with trite, feel-good pablum for gullible Catholics, it offers nothing concrete to address the criminal activities of the Catholic Church, activities that include not only the rape and sexual abuse of children, but the criminal conspiracy to cover up those crimes, a criminal conspiracy at every level of the Catholic Church, from the Vatican on down, to protect and enable the predator priests raping and sexually abusing children.

To be clear, the letter from Pope Francis does not call for resignations; the letter does not call for changes to policy or procedures; the letter does not call for criminal prosecutions.

Instead, Pope Francis calls on Catholics to engage in “penance and prayer” while suggesting that “fasting” is the way to combat sexual abuse:

penance and prayer will help us to open our eyes and our hearts to other people’s sufferings and to overcome the thirst for power and possessions that are so often the root of those evils. May fasting and prayer open our ears to the hushed pain felt by children, young people and the disabled. A fasting that can make us hunger and thirst for justice and impel us to walk in the truth, supporting all the judicial measures that may be necessary. A fasting that shakes us up and leads us to be committed in truth and charity with all men and women of good will, and with society in general, to combatting all forms of the abuse of power, sexual abuse and the abuse of conscience.

Pope Francis is wrong. Prayer, penance and fasting is not a strategy to combat the rape and sexual abuse of children by predatory priests. However, criminal prosecutions for every Catholic official raping and sexually abusing children, as well as criminal prosecution for every Catholic official involved in the cover of the rape and sexual abuse of children by predator priests, would be a start. However, such a policy would expose Pope Francis himself to criminal prosecution, as he is the leader of the criminal conspiracy that defends and enables predator priests.

Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of the watchdog website BishopAccountability.org, called the letter “2,000 words of recycled rhetoric” that failed to provide concrete measures to make ending abuse a priority. Doyle notes:

In the wake of the atrocities detailed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, heartsick Catholics again look to the pope, yearning for a specific plan for ending the cover-up once and for all.His rambling letter today dashes this hope.

Doyle is correct: The letter is empty rhetoric from a moral coward unwilling to protect children from predator priests. However, the tepid and vacuous reaction from Francis should come as no surprise.

A  2017 in-depth report from the Associated Press found that Pope Francis was “quietly making the Catholic church a safe space for pedophile priests.”

The report found that Pope Francis has been reducing sanctions against pedophile priests, and even refusing to defrock priests found guilty of sexually abusing children, all in the name of mercy.

Bottom line: Pope Francis is sorry Catholic clergy got caught raping and sexually abusing children again, and he sends his thoughts and prayers to the kids raped and sexually assaulted by his priests.

Pope Francis Recommends Prayer, Penance, And Fasting After Sexual Abuse Report (Image via Facebook)
Pope Francis Recommends Prayer, Penance, And Fasting After Sexual Abuse Report (Image via Facebook)
August 16, 2018

Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends predatory priests by claiming it’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated.

In a bizarre, insensitive, and outrageous post, Bill Donohue, president of the very conservative Catholic League, attacked the recent grand jury report documenting the rape and sexual abuse of over a 1,000 children by hundreds of Catholic priests in  Pennsylvania.

Donohue called the report released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court an “obscene lie” while defending the Catholic Church and their deplorable record of covering up and enabling the rape and sexual abuse of children by predatory priests.

In his post titled “Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Debunked,” Donohue desperately tries to minimize the findings of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and in so doing Donohue reveals the profound poverty of both his intellect and his character.

At one point in the deplorable post Donohue has the audacity to claim that the statement “the priests raped their victims” is actually a “myth,” writing:

Myth: The priests “raped” their victims.

Attempting to justify his assertion that the claim that “the priests raped their victims” is a “myth,” Donohue writes:

Fact: This is an obscene lie. Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word “rape” means.

In a fleeting moment of self-awareness the rabid defender of all things Catholic continues:

This is not a defense — it is meant to set the record straight and debunk the worst case scenarios attributed to the offenders.

Donohue is being dishonest. He is defending predatory priests. When he claims it’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated, he is attempting to minimize the horrific crimes of predatory priests, and in so doing he is defending those predatory priests. Full stop.

Donohue also denies that the Catholic Church uses a “playbook” for concealing the truth about predatory priests:

Furthermore, Church officials were not following a “playbook” for using terms such as “inappropriate contact”—they were following the lexicon established by the John Jay professors.

Again, Donohue is being dishonest. The fact that the Catholic Church received legal advice about how to set up the playbook only confirms the fact that the playbook does indeed exist.

Commenting on Donohue’s post, Joe. My. God. notes:

Donohue goes on to denounce the media for using the term “pedophilia” to describe the incidents when, Donohue claims, most of the victims were “postpubescent.”

And, as he always does, Donohue rants that the media is providing cover for the LGBT movement by not describing the assailants as “gay priests” and by sensationalizing the “minority” of cases involving preteen girls.

Donohue frequently tries to minimize and excuse the behavior of predatory priests by pointing out that some victims are “post-pubescent,” as if raping or sexually assaulting a 13-year-old is more acceptable than raping or sexually assaulting a 9-year-old.

Donohue also has the habit of blaming “the gays” for the moral corruption of the Catholic Church. It is all part of his pattern of trying to excuse and minimize the deplorable and criminal behavior of predatory priests, and the the deplorable and criminal behavior of Catholic leadership that covers-up for and enables the predatory priests.

Bottom line: Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends predatory priests by claiming it’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated.

Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated (Image via Facebook)
Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated (Image via Facebook)
August 16, 2018

New grand jury report reveals the Catholic Church has a seven step playbook they use to conceal the truth about priests raping children.

It is now common knowledge that the Catholic Church has been protecting and enabling predatory priests for decades if not centuries. In so doing the Catholic Church is responsible for the rape and sexually abuse of countless children.

But now a new grand jury report released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court explains the policy and procedures the Catholic Church uses to cover-up, deny, and obfuscate the epidemic of sexual abuse and rape of children by Catholic clergy.

The Los Angeles Times reports on the Catholic Church’s seven step playbook for concealing the truth about priests raping and sexually abusing children. The seven steps in the “playbook” are:

1) use euphemisms like “boundary issues” instead of “rape”

2) use fellow clergy to conduct investigations

3) send problem priests to church-run treatment centers

4) decline to say why abusive priests were removed

5) provide housing and living expenses for predator clergy

6) transfer problem priests to new dioceses

7) avoid reporting the priests to the police

The revelation that the Catholic Church has an official playbook they use to discredit and essentially re-victimize the victims of rape and sexual assault at the hands of Catholic clergy is appalling, but it is only one part of the horrific grand jury report detailing more than a thousand instances of sexual abuse allegedly committed by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania.

And, of course, it is important to note that the rape and sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church is not unique to Pennsylvania. In fact, wherever there is a Catholic Church one can be certain there is at least one predatory priest that has been raping and sexually assaulting children, and many other clergy members willing to cover-up the abuse, always more concerned with protecting the tattered reputation of the corrupt church then the welfare of the children raped and abused by their colleagues.

Indeed, the grand jury report makes it clear that every level of Catholic leadership is complicit in the cover-up, ultimately protecting and enabling predatory priests:

Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted. Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal.

Bottom line: The Catholic Church uses a seven step playbook for concealing the truth about priests raping and sexually abusing children. The playbook is an orchestrated and well thought out method to conceal the truth about priests raping children, and serves as further confirmation that the Catholic Church is a morally corrupt institution that victimizes and re-victimizes innocent children in the vain attempt to protect it’s tattered and dirty reputation.

Catholic Church Uses 7 Step Playbook For Concealing Truth About Predatory Priests (Image via Twitter)
Catholic Church Uses 7 Step Playbook For Concealing Truth About Predatory Priests (Image via Twitter)
August 15, 2018

New grand jury report shows Catholic priests in Pittsburgh ran an extensive child porn ring where children were sexually exploited and groomed for abuse.

In a growing and horrific story out of Pennsylvania, a breathtaking grand jury report released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court documents rampant and pervasive child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, listing more than 300 accused clergy and over a 1,000 confirmed child victims.

The report demonstrates that hundreds of “predator priests” sexually abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania for decades — all the while being protected and enabled by Roman Catholic Church leaders.

In one particularly heinous episode documented in the report, a group of Catholic priests in Pittsburgh ran an extensive child porn ring where children were sexually exploited and groomed for abuse. Working together, the priests would select, target, and groom young teen boys to exploit.

According to the grand jury report, the Revs. George Zirwas, Francis Pucci, Richard Zula, Francis Luddy, and Robert Wolk, were all part of a “ring of predatory priests” who raped children, shared intelligence on potential victims and manufactured child pornography in parishes and rectories.

The report notes:

This group of priests used whips, violence, and sadism in raping their victims.

Operating out of the Pittsburgh Diocese, the priests would give their targeted victims, often alter boys, big gold crosses to wear to identify the child victim as the property of the child porn ring being run by the priests.

Writing for The Inquirer, David Gambacorta shares some details from one victim’s testimony:

During a conversation about religious statues, the priests told George to get onto a bed and remove his shirt, and strike a pose like Jesus on the cross. Then they instructed him to strip off his pants and underwear, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

In the unnerving moments that followed, George claimed that Zula or Pucci began taking photos of him on a Polaroid camera. All of the priests giggled — and then added the photos of George to a collection of photos of other teen boys. According to the grand jury, these men and another priest, the Rev. Robert Wolk, were part of a “ring of predatory priests” who raped children, shared intelligence on potential victims and manufactured child pornography in parishes and rectories.

The grand jury also reports on the extensive coverup involving church leaders at all levels who enabled, and continue to enable, predatory priests raping and sexually abusing children:

Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted. Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal.

Bottom line: Catholic priests in Pittsburgh ran an extensive child porn ring where children were sexually exploited and groomed for abuse.

Catholic Priests Ran Child Porn Ring Out Of Pittsburgh Diocese (Image via Wikimedia)
Catholic Priests Ran Child Porn Ring Out Of Pittsburgh Diocese (Image via Wikimedia)
May 9, 2017

Students called her “the bad nun” – A nun is arrested for helping priests rape dozens of children at a school for the hearing impaired in Argentina.

According to multiple reports Kosaka Kumiko was arrested late last week for helping five priests sexually abuse dozens of deaf children at an Argentinian Catholic school.

Kumiko, 42, has been charged with helping priests rape deaf children and has also been accused of physically abusing children at the Antonio Provolo Institute, a Catholic school for the hearing impaired.

The Washington Post reports:

The nun, named Kosaka Kumiko, was arrested and charged Friday on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse children at the Antonio Provolo Institute, a school for the hearing-impaired in the Mendoza province of Argentina, authorities said. She was also charged with physically abusing the students.

More details from The Daily Mail:

Kosaka Kumiko, 42, was charged with helping the priests with anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex, which were allegedly committed in the bathrooms, dormitories, garden and a basement at the school in Lujan de Cuyo, a city about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.

In court, wearing her habit and a bulletproof vest, Kumiko denied the allegations, declaring:

I knew nothing of the abuses, I watched over the children… I’m innocent… I did not know about the abuses. I am a good person that has given my life to God.

Kumiko claims the allegations against her are a “strategy of the victims’ families to get money,” adding that the wave of accusations against priests and nuns is nothing more than “a campaign of discrediting the Church, intended to defile an entire religious order.”

Before her arrest Kumiko had been a fugitive, “believed to have been hidden in northeast Argentina or in a bordering country.” She had been on the run for about a month before turning herself in late last week.

Bottom line: Bad Nun! 

Kosaka "Bad Nun"  Kumiko Arrested For Helping Priests Rape Deaf Kids (Image via Google+)
Kosaka “Bad Nun” Kumiko Arrested For Helping Priests Rape Deaf Kids (Image via Google+)
February 23, 2017

Pope Francis laments the greed and hypocrisy of many Christians in a recent sermon delivered at his private residence.

During his sermon Francis asked Catholics not to scandalize “the little ones” with duplicity and hypocrisy, declaring it is better to be an atheist than one of the many hypocritical Christians leading a double life.

In his sermon Pope Francis acknowledges that many Christians are hypocrites leading a double life:

It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life.

Pope Francis goes on to suggest that it’s better to be an atheist than a greedy Christian. The following is an extended excerpt from his remarks via Vatican Radio:

Cut off your hand, Pluck out your eye, don’t scandalize the little ones.

But what is scandal? Scandal is saying one thing and doing another; it is a double life, a double life. A totally double life: ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this association and that one; but my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my workers a just wage, I exploit people, I am dirty in my business, I launder money…’ A double life. And so many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others. How many times have we heard – all of us, around the neighbourhood and elsewhere – ‘but to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist.’ It is that, scandal. You destroy. You beat down. And this happens every day, it’s enough to see the news on TV, or to read the papers. In the papers there are so many scandals, and there is also the great publicity of the scandals. And with the scandals there is destruction.

However, despite his apparent good humor and sometimes liberal rhetoric, Francis has been, and continues to be, a big disappointment.

Previously, in what can only be described as a stunning bit of ironic hypocrisy, Francis, the head of a notoriously sexist institution that routinely discriminates against women, issued a call for equal treatment of women in the workplace.

More serious, in a scathing report, the UN condemned Francis and the Catholic Church for protecting and enabling pedophile priests engaged in the sexual abuse of children. And there is strong evidence Francis continues the Catholic Church’s reprehensible policy of protecting pedophile priests from criminal prosecution.

Indeed, the recent moral failures of Pope Francis range from the sinister to the comical. Earlier a clueless Francis told an audience at St. Peter’s Square that choosing not to have children is “selfish,” apparently forgetting that he is a celibate man without children.

Also, Francis endorsed corporal punishment, a form of child abuse, making the perverse claim that parents hitting children is “beautiful” as long as the act of violence against a child is done with “dignity.”

Perhaps most disturbing, commenting on the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Francis declared “one cannot make fun of faith” and that anyone who throws insults can expect a “punch,” offering a tacit justification for terror and violence in response to a cartoon making fun of religious superstition.

In addition, Pope Francis also believes that transgender teens should stop complaining, deny their lived experience, and “accept their own body as it was created.”

In short, despite the friendly facade, the occasional superficial liberal rhetoric, and a humorous joke now and then, Pope Francis is a moral failure guilty of perpetuating the institutional immorality of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis (Image via Facebook)
Pope Francis (Image via Facebook)
February 20, 2017

Conservative troll Milo Yiannopoulos is caught on tape endorsing pedophilia while thanking the Catholic priest who molested him as a child.

The internet blew a fuse last night after right wing provocateur and senior Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was caught on tape advocating for sexual relationships between “younger boys and older men.”

As a result of the revelation, Yiannopoulos lost his keynote speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, Matt Schlapp, chairman of the group which sponsors CPAC, said:

Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation.

In the newly released video of a 2016 appearance on the Drunken Peasants podcast, Yiannopoulos is heard saying:

We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff to the point where we are heavily policing consensual adults.

In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents.

At one point the conservative Catholic pundit defends pedophilia as a way for young boys to “discover who they are.” In reply, the host declares:

It sounds like molestation to me. It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me.

Yiannopoulos answers by defending the Catholic priest who raped him as a child:

But you know what? I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him.

Reporting on the story, Vox notes:

Milo Yiannopoulos resurrected a dangerous old myth about gay men and pedophilia

This kind of myth has been used against gay people — and other minority groups — time and time again in America.

In an attempt at damage control, Yiannopoulos released a statement on his Facebook page denying that he endorses pedophbilia:

I do not support pedophilia. Period.

In the statement Yiannopoulos claims his remarks were “sloppy,” while claiming the he is the victim of an anti-Trump conspiracy.

At one point in the non-apology the conservative troll does admit that he was the victim of “clerical sexual abuse” when he was a teen:

I *did* joke about giving better head as a result of clerical sexual abuse committed against me when I was a teen. If I choose to deal in an edgy way on an internet livestream with a crime I was the victim of that’s my prerogative. It’s no different to gallows humor from AIDS sufferers.

Bottom line: The fact that as a teenager Yiannopoulos was raped by a Catholic priest is a sad and terrible thing, a crime that is all too common in the Catholic church. However, being a victim of Catholic clerical sexual abuse as a child does not excuse the comments endorsing pedophilia made when he was an adult.

Watch: Milo Yiannopoulos defends pedophilia and pedophiles while speaking with podcaster Joe Rogan:

Milo Yiannopoulos (Image via Screen Grab)
Milo Yiannopoulos (Image via Screen Grab)



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