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Subject:  Paula Priesse on Pope Resignation Date:  2/11/2013  5:12 PM
Author:  JoshRandall Number:  671161 of 875606

February 11th – The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is providing a golden opportunity for Catholic-bashers. There are calls from the media for the church to now “modernize.” And many are focusing again on the pedophilia scandals. So there are vile tweets ripping this Pope and Catholics in general. First things first. Priests who engage in pedophilia are the scum of the earth. But these same anti-Catholic folks seem less concerned about this happening elsewhere. A John Jay College of Criminal Justice report reveals school teachers sexually abuse children at a higher rate than Catholic priests. Other studies support this as well. This same report shows twice the rate of child sexual abuse from the general male population. Is the Catholic Church perfect? Hardly. As with any organization it includes highly imperfect members. But the left is engaged in an ongoing culture war and no traditional institution is safe. Just ask the Boy Scouts. Blasphemy to this crowd is the refusal to kneel before their godless altar of big government. P
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