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American cardinal says his own mother is 'embarrassed to be Catholic'

You know the scandals in the Catholic Church are bad when a leading American cardinal says his own mother is ashamed to show her faith in public.

That's what Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.

"You don't think that did me in?" said Dolan, often one of the more cheery American churchmen.

"When my mom says -- she's in assisted living -- she said: I'm not going out for lunch, I'm kind of embarrassed to be Catholic."


https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/us/dolan-amanpour-cnntv/index.html

It's a month old, but I wonder if Al Capone and John Gotti ever had trouble getting their mothers to be seen with them in public.
Posted by Pope George Ringo II | Sat Oct 13, 2018, 11:46 AM (15 replies)

The Catholic League Has a Batshit Response to South Park's Episode About Priest Abuse

Wednesday night's episode of South Park took on the systematic cover up of child molestation in the Catholic Church. When Butters develops a friendship with Father Maxi from the local church and goes missing, the Cardinals from Denver assume it's another abusive scandal and travel to South Park to cover it up.

In response, the Catholic League—a religious advocacy group—has released a baffling statement about the episode, calling the South Park creators "cowards." As a statement from the organization's president Bill Donohue reads:


The October 3rd episode of “South Park,” titled “A Boy and a Priest,” portrayed molesting priests as pedophiles. This is factually inaccurate: almost all the molesters—8 in 10—have been homosexuals. Therefore, the cartoon-victim characters should have been depicted as adolescents, not kids. In Hollywood, the creators of “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are seen as courageous. They are really cowards. It takes courage to tell the truth.


This is absolutely absurd. The disgusting and blatant homophobia of the statement aside, Donohue is simply saying, "actually, our priests are rapists, not pedophiles."


https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a23609692/catholic-league-south-park-priest-pedophilia-response/

I'm not saying reality has an anti-religion bias. But religion sure has an anti-reality bias.

Posted by Pope George Ringo II | Fri Oct 5, 2018, 02:41 PM (16 replies)
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