Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Catholic Church, Already Morally Bankrupt, Files for Chapter 11

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

Longtime haven for and protector of pedophile priests, the Catholic Church continues to look out for its own ass by filing for bankruptcy; this in order to shield its vast wealth from the myriad lawsuits from its sex abuse victims.

There’s nothing that says “I’m sorry” like “See you in court.”

The church is within its legal rights to do this; however, such a worldly action tells us how this allegedly spiritual organization sees itself: as a business. I hope this sinks their credit rating.

The Vatican recently blew a gasket over aggressive investigations into abusive priests by Belgian authorities. In response to these law enforcement actions, a church-run abuse commission took its toys and went home. Did we need them anyway? Self-run investigations are always suspect.

Earlier this week, the church also blasted a member of its own flock, Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, for criticizing higher-ups who protected abusive priests. Abuse schmabuse! There’s a chain of command here, cardinal!

Do all these things indicate a repentant Catholic Church, or one which seeks to protect the status quo?

Unrelated moment of levity: "If you lived here you'd be suffering from a mold-related illness by now." (I am certain that's what the sign at that apartment complex said.)


Jack K. said...

Business as usual. Too bad.

Pete Bogs said...

Jack - Good to see you here. The arrogance of them in the face of law enforcement investigations is beyond the pale. I have thought since the sex scandals broke in '02 that the church needs a reboot, i.e., to clean house of abusers and their protectors/enables, and to examine all their policies top to bottom to look at how this all happened and how it can be prevented in the future.

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boneman said...

perhaps go after the specific people involved and not open the floodgates to lawyers?

Pete Bogs said...

Boney - Where's the censorship? And there are so many guilt parties within the church (paedophiles and their protectors), where would you start with individual suits?