VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must reflect on the church's culpability in its child sex-abuse scandal, but he also blamed a secular society in which he said the mistreatment of children was frighteningly common.
In his traditional, end-of-the-year speech to Vatican cardinals and bishops, Benedict said revelations of abuse in 2010 reached "an unimaginable dimension" that required the church to accept the "humiliation" as a call for renewal.
"We must ask ourselves what was wrong in our proclamation, in our whole way of living the Christian life, to allow such a thing to happen."
Maybe it's because you send priests who rape children to other churches instead of putting them in fucking jail. That might have something to do with it.
"In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children."
"It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a 'better than' and a 'worse than.' Nothing is good or bad in itself. The effects of such theories are evident today."
Moral relativism is a moronic position that's hated even among philosophers. Stop attacking things that don't exist.
As far as I'm concerned at this point, anyone who puts their kid in the hands of these maniacs is personally responsible for any trauma their child experiences. They're self-regulated and answer to no authorities, they refuse to take any responsibility, and they're not doing a thing to prevent a "scandal" like this from happening again in the future.