apparently calling out pedophile priests is akin to antisemitism...
for fuck's sake, can this jackass really not see the difference between imposing collective guilt on the jews and collective guilt on the catholic hierarchy?
for one thing, the church is a collective: it's a fucking organization with an intricate set of regulations (canon law), a huge bureaucracy (the hierarchy), and an executive (the magisterium). therefore, any guilt incurred by any priest while performing his duties (which pretty much encompass his whole life) is automatically collective. if some fuck-up director of a microsoft factory were to rip off a bunch of distributors by not fulfilling their orders and tries to abscond to costa rica with the cash, and the whole thing were made public, do you think bill gates would make a public apology? fuckin' A he would. and bear in mind we're not talking about debilitating abuse that fucking scars someone for life here.
secondly, for the 50th time, it's not just about the fucking sexual abuse!!!!! not that that wouldn't be more than enough, but it's also about the systematic, COLLECTIVE cover-up that also CLEARLY involved his holiness the nazi.
"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson