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Vatican Controls Priests’ Lives only when it Can’t Be Blamed

May 16, 2010

This is un. fucking. believable.

AP Exclusive: Vatican details US sex abuse defense

There is no end to the evil duplicity of Roman Catholic church officialdom.

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Monday will make its most detailed argument yet for why it is not liable for bishops who allowed priests to molest children in the U.S., in a motion that could affect other efforts to sue the Holy See in American courts, The Associated Press has learned.

These people are their priests, and frequently they actually knew about these priests and what they were doing — but “not our problem” is their defense.

In addition, the Holy [sic] See is expected to assert that bishops aren’t Vatican employees because they aren’t paid by Rome, don’t act on Rome’s behalf and aren’t controlled day-to-day by the pope – factors courts use to determine whether employers are liable for the actions of their workers, Lena told the AP.

He said he would suggest to the court that it should avoid using the religious nature of the relationship between bishops and the pope altogether as a basis for civil liability, because it entangles the court in an analysis of complicated religious doctrine that dates back to the apostles.

So…the church gets to control its priests’ day-to-day lives when it comes to doctrine, beliefs about homosexuality, blah blah blah — but when those priests go against that doctrine – when it comes to those priests fucking young boys and girls — “Oh, that has nothing to do with us AT ALL.”

These people are demons. Period. This institution is rotten to the core. Period.

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