RedTracker| The headlines speak for themselves. On the NYTimes Widening Sex-Abuse Scandal in German Catholic Church Enmeshes Pope Benedict XVI.
There’s no evidence yet that Pope Benedict actually approved any details of the 1980’s case in which a priest being treated for sexually deviant behavior was returned to his pastoral duties. But he did approve the troubled priest’s transfer into therapy, as a German archbishop.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said he had no comment beyond the statement by the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, which he said showed the “nonresponsibility” of the pope in the matter. via NYTimes
The evolution of the details of the scandal are emerging, and will keep us busy for days. Our contribution this morning is to return to the chief Vatican exorcist in the London Times article On Satan’s Trail with Don Gabriele, the world’s most famous exorcist.
Based on web traffic and my own great instincts, we’re standing at an amazing Internet intersection, one in which monotheism, war, good and evil — and women — are all coming together. I say — let them talk — the exorcists. Let’s learn all about the Devil in this unique opportunity to make some sense of what the guys have been saying to women for centuries.
The Internet offers us a unique opportunity to make meaning of these words. I’m up to my eyeballs in researching the history of religion. How did the great goddesses of the world become stupid slut girls? We may find out all the pieces to the puzzle, because I assure you — I’m not the only one digging. Anne