Saturday, 2/16/13, Public Square



by | February 16, 2013 · 6:00 am

12 responses to “Saturday, 2/16/13, Public Square

  1. wicked

    Opinions are like @ssholes. Everybody has one.

  2. (Reuters) – Pope Benedict’s decision to live in the Vatican after he resigns will provide him with security and privacy. It will also offer legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources and legal experts say.

    • wicked

      This is reprehensible. No, it’s obscene.

      If any of you haven’t seen the HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, it’s a must see. Even though I’ve been fully aware of the pedophilia within the Catholic Church for some time, this is like a wake-up call. And Pope Benedict is the the keeper of the secrets, not just now as pope, but in the past.

      Having attending a Catholic school in first and second grade, I can attest that priests and the higher-ups are placed on a pedestal and highly revered by parishioners. The nuns are bound to silence, pretty much.

      What really blew my mind were the old home movie clips that were used in the begin of the show. It could’ve been my classroom. Same habits worn by the nuns and same 50s clothing worn by the kids. It was almost deja vu. I never fit in. My parents didn’t belong to Knights of Columbus or the Ladies Auxiliary. I hated school. It made me physically ill in second grade. But you should’ve seen the white spray snow we were using to decorate Christmas cards for our parents that covered Sister Mary Christette’s black habit, thanks to me not checking where the nozzle was pointing. I swear, if she could have cussed, she would have. Stupid woman. She hated me, and I hated her.

      Church/Mass attendance in Ireland used to be 95% or 98%. It’s now 4%. People have seen the light. They probably didn’t move to Protestant churches, just stopped attending Catholic ones, thanks to the horrors perpetrated by priests on small boys.


  3. Below are ‘snips’ from the lnk, the whole op-ed piece is full of fun. The comments are fun too. At some point you’ve gotta pause and laugh at these clowns!

    (from the link): “We seem to be short one secretary of defense …. Chuck Hagel, nominated yet totally-still-not-confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A Senate that is beginning to resemble a bad Carnival cruise. They’re dead in the water, nothing’s working and the chief engineer is Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

    ….. If [McCain] were on a Carnival cruise, he would be the captain. A captain who got on the P.A. and announced that the ship was going to Mexico. No, Alabama! No, in a circle! Or maybe we’ll just stay dead in the water until a week from Tuesday and see what happens.

    Both McCain and Graham have changed their tune repeatedly over what the critical, central problem is about making Chuck Hagel the secretary of defense. The goal posts have not just been moved; they’ve been put on a tractor-trailer and driven down every highway exit in the continental United States.

    …. Hagel wasn’t in government when the [Benghazi] attack occurred. He had nothing to do with it. Watching the Republicans fight this nomination over Benghazi is sort of like watching the crew of a disabled cruise ship racing around yelling about a bridge being out on the Amtrak route to Montreal.”

  4. OLYMPIA, Wash. — A tank that holds radioactive liquids is leaking at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday, raising concerns about the integrity of other storage facilities at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.