Hey, it was just a few raped kids, what's the fuss
his ass should be in jail
Vatican Gives Cardinal Law Role of Honor
By RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston over his role in the clergy sex abuse crisis, has been given a role of honor in the mourning for Pope John Paul II.
The Vatican announced Thursday he will lead one of the daily Masses celebrated in the pope's memory during the nine-day period that follows the funeral, called Novemdiales. The service will be held Monday at Rome's St. Mary Major Basilica, where Law was appointed archpriest after leaving Boston.
Some Roman Catholics in his former archdiocese immediately protested.
Suzanne Morse, spokeswoman for Voice of the Faithful, a Massachusetts-based reform group that emerged from the scandal, said Law's visibility since the pope's death has been "extremely painful" both for abuse survivors and rank-and-file Catholics.
"It certainly shows and puts a spotlight on the lack of accountability in the Catholic Church, that the most visible bishop in the clergy sexual abuse crisis has been given these honorary opportunities," she said.
David Clohessy, national director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, called it "terribly insensitive."
"It rubs salt into the already deep wounds of victims and it allows the best-documented complicit bishop to exploit the pope's death for his own selfish purposes," Clohessy said.
Law did not respond to a phone message left at the basilica
Oh, don't remind people about the raped kids. It's not fair. The pope is just one man.
Fuck anyone who said that nonsense. I said you should keep Paul Shanley's name in mind for a reason. THIS IS WHY.
The Cardinals just decided to spit in the face of thousands of victims.
This man fled Boston one step ahead of a Suffolk County indictment for conspiracy. He was a constant roadblock in resolving this. And this is how the church rewards him. Instead of defrocking his ass for his criminal mismanagement of child rape, he's getting a nice bright spotlight. They just don't care. People should be outraged about this, it should lead the news. Instead of the treacle about the Pope. This was his greatest failure and the person directly responsible for said failure is being rewarded.
posted by Steve @ 11:41:00 AM