The Catholic Church is a Joke

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/opinion/18dowd.html?ref=maureendowd

The new Vatican policies reveal that the Catholic Church equates pedophilia with the ordination of women.

I didn’t make this up.  No one can.  It’s comedy material at its finest, which speaks a lot towards how out of touch the church is with reality.  While society has progressed, through iconic nationalist, feminist, and civil rights movements, the Vatican is still stuck in the 19th century, or even further, continuing its misogynistic, xenophobic ways.

“The future pope, it is now clear, was also part of a culture of nonresponsibility, denial, legalistic foot-dragging and outright obstruction. More than any top Vatican official other than John Paul, it was Cardinal Ratzinger who might have taken decisive action in the 1990s to prevent the scandal from metastasizing in country after country, growing to such proportions that it now threatens to consume his own papacy.”

If Roman Polanski were a priest, he’d still be working here.

Couldn’t have put it better myself, Maureen.

The Catholic Church has become a joke now.  Its problem, at least from a PR standpoint, is to make itself relevant again in today’s society.

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

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