First of all, I have been fairly distracted lately. Hopefully this post marks the beginning of the end of that. On this most special occasion, I couldn’t stay away, in any case.
The first Nazi Pope in history (not really, of course, but technically) has called it quits. Let’s take a few minutes to examine his (mercifully) brief reign, and try to interpret it.
BeneDICK has been an unwavering enemy of gay people. Of women. And yes, of poor children, as he has demanded that they be born into circumstances that do not lend themselves to anything but a life of misery, hunger, and premature death. BeneDICK has called contraception a Satanic concept, meaning that he is relentlesssly pro birth, but not necessarily pro “life.” It is hard to see the downside of this kind of a fool leaving the scene.
But why, exactly, is he doing it? Popes don’t resign. They die in office. What makes this guy different?
It could well be because this Pope has some really unsavory things to answer for in his fairly recent past. Things that secular Courts of Law frown on. Let’s look back at BeneDICK’s history
Pope Benedict has been accused of masterminding the child sex-abuse cover up which has rocked the Catholic Church.
Swiss theologian Fr Hans Kung has written a furious letter to the Catholic bishops accusing the Pope of engineering the global cover-up.
“There is no denying the fact that the worldwide system of covering up cases of sexual crimes committed by clerics was engineered by the Roman Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Cardinal Ratzinger (1981-2005),” he said.
“During the reign of Pope John Paul II, that Congregation had already taken charge of all such cases under oath of strictest silence. Ratzinger himself, on May 18th, 2001, sent a solemn document to all the bishops dealing with severe crimes in which cases of abuse were sealed under the secretum pontificium, the violation of which could entail grave ecclesiastical penalties.
“With good reason, therefore, many people have expected a personal mea culpa on the part of the former prefect and current pope.Instead, the pope passed up the opportunity afforded by Holy Week: On Easter Sunday, he had his innocence proclaimed urbi et orbi by the dean of the College of Cardinals [Cardinal Angelo Sodano],” write Kung.
This guy is a scumbag. Period. He’s been a pedophile enabler throughout his tenure in the hierarchy. No wonder he can’t stand the idea of contraception. Too many of his clergy would find themselves deprived of objects to use for their sick pastimes.
From the Hitler Youth to resigning under a cloud. It’s a not-so-wonderful life for Pope BeneDICK.