Pope Francis: Sex Abuse is a Sacrilegious Cult

Pope Francis: Sex Abuse is a Sacrilegious Cult July 11, 2014


Our Papa brings it with this extraordinary reflection on sex abuse.

Have I mentioned that I love this man?

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6 responses to “Pope Francis: Sex Abuse is a Sacrilegious Cult”

  1. Yes, I certainly see why you”love this man”, Rebecca. He couldn’t have said it better when he stated that the sex abuse is a “sacrilegious cult”. I have great respect for this man.

  2. It seems to me that JP II harbored a fugitive when he transferred Boston’s Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law to Rome thus making it impossible for authorities in Massachusetts to arrest and indict him for his role in aiding and abetting pedophile priests in his archdiocese. He ended up with a cushy position in the Vatican and JP II was canonized. Doesn’t seem to be any justice there. And Joseph Ratzinger who was coordinating all the moves to protect pedophiles ended up a Pope and retired to live in comfort as the Pope Emeritus. Where is the justice there?

  3. Concrete words indeed by Papa Francis. No one can say he did not address the issue head on anymore despite the continued smears that our beloved Church “covers up for child sex abusers.” His concern and sorrow is genuine. I listened to the apology in Spanish and his tone was sad but determined. He means what he says and will see it through.

    I hope Papa will be with us for a long time! Let’s keep him covered with prayer, with love and support, and with charity to respect him always.

  4. We don’t know the whole picture here Bill. I have zero respect for Law, but I have heard it was more an exile than promotion. However I too want more justice. Actually Pope Benedict went much farther in going after these molesters than JP II who it has been alluded he restrained Ratzinger in some areas. I will withhold judgment for JP since as Thomas Moore said ” I have no window to judge another man’s soul”.

  5. Love, love love Papa Francis! So much clarity and truth! On a lighter note, I keep telling my son, who is rooting for Germany in World Cup that Pope Francis is so close to God that Argentina will likely win…perhaps some spark divine still glowing from World Youth Day…for the home team of our Holy Father….perhaps.

  6. Too bad the very people who need this message the most- SNAP members- won’t listen. And likely neither will those who already have broken the trust of the world by ignoring the vow of celibacy.

    He needs something higher profile. Like marking his new found understanding with the excommunication of some Argentinian priests and bishops.