Saturday, February 20, 2010

Straining Gnats while Swallowing Camels

     The holy, Roman Catholic, Mother church has made it clear where she stands: having no parents is better than having two loving mothers or fathers.  Strange, since in Mother church every priest is called father, god is called father, female religious superiors are called mother, and the "virgin" is called mother.  This practice created a dangerous equivocation in my mind as a child: the Fathers were equal to god the father and to be trusted and obeyed like my own daddy.  It's no wonder kids are so prone to sexual abuse by clergy.  The praxis of Mother church does the grooming for the pedophiles.

     So, the definition of a Catholic family is not two mothers or two fathers, which is too confusing for a child and sinful, but a harem of mothers and a gaggle of fathers, which is healthy and holy.

      The Post reports:

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has ended its 80-year-old foster-care program in the District rather than license same-sex couples, the first fallout from a bitter debate over the city's move to legalize same-sex marriage.
    The marriage bill, which was approved and signed in December, is expected to become law in the next couple of weeks if it clears a congressional review period.
    Catholic Charities, which receives $20 million from the city, had sounded alarms in the run-up to the council vote, saying programs serving tens of thousands of people were in danger. Being forced to recognize same-sex marriage, church officials said, could make it impossible for the church to be a city contractor because Catholic teaching opposes same-sex marriage.
     Fantastic!  That's $20 million that the District can give to charities that won't discriminate on the basis of creed.  In the long run, Mother's bigoted leaders will have done the needy children of Washington a huge favor.  

     The Post continues:
     Edward Orzechowski, president and chief executive of Catholic Charities, the archdiocese's social service arm, said the group is optimistic that it will find a way to structure its benefits packages in other social service programs so that it can remain in partnership with the city without recognizing same-sex marriage.
     Asked if that meant looking at ways to avoid paying benefits to same-sex partners or ways to write benefits plans so as not to characterize same-sex couples as "married," Orzechowski said "both, and."
     Both, and?  Orzechowski is definitely Catholic.  Both/and is at the heart of every one of Mother's theological paradoxes: Jesus is both god and man, one gets to heaven by both grace and works, revelation is in both scripture and tradition, one's relationship with god is both individual and communal, etc. etc.  Catholics are gluttonous experts when it comes to having their theological cake and eating it too, but they don't share.  No  unleavened Jesus for you, unless you are in full communion with Mother.
     "Now we're in a position where we need to scrutinize everything," he [Orzechowski] said. "From our point of view, it's important that we don't in any way compromise our religious teaching."
     Yes, Mother wouldn't want to compromise her precious religious teachings.  Didn't the Pharisees use that same argument, before Jesus ripped them a new one with one "woe" after another

     And, it's not like mother didn't compromise her teachings before, when she was placing children in homes, with one mother and father, who didn't use artificial contraception, who never had a secret abortion, who never cheated on one another, who tithed at least ten percent of their pre-tax income back to mother, who didn't have sex before they were married, who didn't live together before they were married, who didn't use in vetro fertilization or other aggressive fertility measures to try and get pregnant before turning to adoption, who didn't take one of god's many names in vein, who didn't have oral sex or dog-forbid practice any sort of ass-play, who didn't masturbate (even mutually), who didn't vote for candidates outside of mother's moral prescriptions, who didn't support unjust wars, who didn't fantasize about sex outside of marriage, who didn't lie, who didn't question the virgin birth, the assumption, and the immaculate conception, who didn't ever skip Sunday Mass, who didn't ever do anything in violation of any one of mother's endless moral prescriptions.

     No.  It's just easier to pick on the homosexuals.  What a consistent Mother she is!

Catholic Sexual Abuse of Children in Germany

      Like a slow-growing, undiagnosed cancer spreading slowly throughout the body until it's been discovered throughout every extremity, another level of the depravity of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal is now being unmasked in Germany.  This time, the abuse of comes at the hands of the Jesuits.  Pope Benedict should be proud of the church in his homeland for committing such atrocities against children in the name of god

     Press TV reports:
    Germany's heinous sexual abuse scandal, which has cast shadow over the country's Jesuit-run institutions, deepens with the likelihood of over 100 victims in one of the schools.
     Revelations about sexual abuse during the 1970s and 80s at a prestigious Berlin snowballed into a disaster in early February, implicating other schools run by the order in and out of Germany.
     Some 50 students have come forward with allegation of abuse, but the Berlin college's rector said Monday he believed the victims in that school alone would amount to at least 100.
     "I believe that it will turn out to be a three-digit number…More and more victims come forward every day," Klaus Mertes, director of the Canisius Kolleg told the Berliner Zeitung daily in an interview.
     The high school instructs pupils between 10 to 19 years of ages, and is one of Germany's most prestigious religious colleges.
     While at least three Jesuit priests have so far confessed to their crimes, German media reports say at least 100 clergymen have been under suspicion of abusing pupils during the past 15 years.
     The new estimate, which is higher than previously thought, may ignite calls for legal action against the sex offenders, only 30 of whom have so far been prosecuted and sentenced.