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strangebrew's Avatar Comment 1 by strangebrew

Ahh!...yes the deflecting mirror...and by a subtle shift of focus appear to point the RCC finger of blame at politicians for all the woes that the Catholic church has wrought unto itself!

They are so busy blaming everyone else for their sexual inadequacies that they fail to perceive the point that the world now knows for sure who are really the culprits...and they ain't politicians, or teh gheys, or secular society, or the 1960's, or hippy's, or haters of god, or atheists!

What pathetic whining ignorant cowardly fools they appear...and they are digging deeper the black hole they created, dumb fuckers have not the wit to put the shovel down!.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:45:05 UTC | #875578

sunbeamforjeebus's Avatar Comment 2 by sunbeamforjeebus

Pots, kettles, black!!!!!

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:45:55 UTC | #875579

hairybreeks's Avatar Comment 3 by hairybreeks

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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:45:59 UTC | #875580

Prankster's Avatar Comment 4 by Prankster

After I nearly pissed myself looking at the article this part really struck me-

**"It was enmeshed in scandal and preoccupied with self-preservation, while the rest of the country suffered from a deep economic crisis, he said.

Politicians had a responsibility to live a moral life and set a good example because their behaviour had "undeniable effects on culture and education" and influenced the young and impressionable, the cardinal added."**

Whereas the catholic church is so free of guilt, sin and corruption itself eh? Love the way the church preaches about sin and purging and purification. Makes me puke to be honest.

Signore Pot, meet mister Black Kettle...?

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:46:27 UTC | #875581

Narvi's Avatar Comment 5 by Narvi

"A senior Roman Catholic leader has hit out at Italy's political class, saying the country needs to "purify the air" of sex and corruption scandals." Well, SOMEONE owes me a new irony meter...

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:46:50 UTC | #875582

Mark Jones's Avatar Comment 6 by Mark Jones

I think the only response to this is: SPOOIINGGG!

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:51:00 UTC | #875583

ridelo's Avatar Comment 7 by ridelo

The one without guilt should throw the first stone.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:53:39 UTC | #875585

Random Jerk's Avatar Comment 8 by Random Jerk

Wow wow wow. The Catholic church never ceases to 'moral police', specially regarding sex scandals. What an irony :)

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:14:33 UTC | #875589

thebaldgit's Avatar Comment 9 by thebaldgit

Here is more proof of the old adage that some of the best humour is that which is unintentional. The catholic church is so lost in its own self importance it has no concept of the irony of blaming others for the same misdemenours that it makes itself. fucking genius.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:22:31 UTC | #875590

Stevehill's Avatar Comment 10 by Stevehill

A senior Roman Catholic leader has hit out at Italy's political class, saying the country needs to "purify the air" of sex and corruption scandals.

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco told fellow bishops it was "mortifying" to witness "sad and hollow" behaviour that damaged the country's image abroad.

Yes, he's right. All that sex with under-age children, and the wholly corrupt cover-up that has since taken place, and the financial shenanigans to ring-fence assets where the victims can't get at them with legitimate compensation claims.

Someone should indeed put a stop to this sort of thing, and I'm glad to see the Vatican taking a decisive lead.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:24:54 UTC | #875591

Cartomancer's Avatar Comment 11 by Cartomancer

The cardinal did not specifically name Silvio Berlusconi in his speech. But the prime minister is facing four trials on charges including tax fraud and paying for sex with a minor.

See Silvio, that's what you did wrong. If you'd got yourself legally exempted from paying tax and just raped the minors like the catholics do then you'd have been fine...

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:41:24 UTC | #875594

AtheistEgbert's Avatar Comment 12 by AtheistEgbert

Does the balanced, objective and unbaised BBC not understand the irony within this article? Was there a murmur of smirks and giggles as they wrote this crap?

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:51:07 UTC | #875596

Peter Grant's Avatar Comment 13 by Peter Grant

Oh LOL, the irony! This would be comedic genius if it were intentional, the silly twit even has a funny little red hat :D

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:52:52 UTC | #875597

Sjoerd Westenborg's Avatar Comment 14 by Sjoerd Westenborg

It was enmeshed in scandal and preoccupied with self-preservation, while the rest of the country suffered from a deep economic crisis, he said.

Politicians had a responsibility to live a moral life and set a good example because their behaviour had "undeniable effects on culture and education" and influenced the young and impressionable, the cardinal added

Good Jebus, everyone knows who the Cardinal is targeting, but it's impossible for him to not realize he's also describing another influential institution in Italy as well. Oh wait, he is quite high up Ratzi's ass, I'm sorry Bagnasco!

PS: The look on the man's face is priceless! "Me Pot, you Kettle!"

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:59:41 UTC | #875599

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 15 by Alan4discussion

Comment 13 by Peter Grant

Oh LOL, the irony! This would be comedic genius if it were intentional, the silly twit even has a funny little red hat :D

He does not even know that tradition dictates that the hat should be a cone and the round red attachment goes on the nose! I can't see if he has the floppy shoes!

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:04:49 UTC | #875601

Mrkimbo's Avatar Comment 16 by Mrkimbo

Like a fart complaining about the smell of a drain.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:21:11 UTC | #875604

Am I Evil?'s Avatar Comment 17 by Am I Evil?

If there was ever a Hypocrisy World Cup, I know who I'd bet on. Onwards to obscurity...

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:54:25 UTC | #875610

I'm_not's Avatar Comment 18 by I'm_not

logs out

logs in

Sorry, just checking I wasn't at theonion.com

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:57:04 UTC | #875611

michaelleigh's Avatar Comment 19 by michaelleigh

"Roman Catholic leader has hit out at Italy's political class, saying the country needs to "purify the air" of sex and corruption scandals."

Every once in a while the catholic church does something laugh out load funny. I read this and now I have coffee up my nose and all over my keyboard

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:57:46 UTC | #875612

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 20 by Follow Peter Egan

Comment 16 by Mrkimbo :

Like a fart complaining about the smell of a drain.

Perfect description. What a hypocrite.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:01:56 UTC | #875615

Jos Gibbons's Avatar Comment 21 by Jos Gibbons

What are these "Italy scandals" anyway? So Berlusconi is a philanderer, perhaps even an adulterer, but presumably not a rapist? Unless people (like children, for example) have been raped on a massive scale, and the perpetrators have been repeatedly moved, each time allowing them to reoffend and avoid prosecution, and the victims and their families have been kept silent through threats, for a Cardinal to complain about Italy's politicians isn't so much a case of the pot calling the kettle black as the pot calling the mayonnaise black.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:21:32 UTC | #875621

KenChimp's Avatar Comment 22 by KenChimp

But....the dude with the funny hat on has an undeniable "I'm serious!!" face on!

You can't argue with that!!

;-}

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:22:21 UTC | #875622

irate_atheist's Avatar Comment 23 by irate_atheist

Laugh? I nearly shat.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:33:40 UTC | #875624

sbooder's Avatar Comment 24 by sbooder

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Cast the first stone why don't you.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:40:04 UTC | #875625

sunbeamforjeebus's Avatar Comment 25 by sunbeamforjeebus

Comment 23 by irate_atheist

Laugh? I nearly shat.

HaHaHa luv it!

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:43:05 UTC | #875626

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 26 by Tyler Durden

Cardinal Bagnasco, head of the Italian Bishops Conference, said Italians had been left in a state of "dumbfounded astonishment" by their political class.

It was enmeshed in scandal and preoccupied with self-preservation

Scandal and self-preservation - must be taking its cue from the RCC.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:56:38 UTC | #875628

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Comment 27 by Ignorant Amos

Un-fucking believable....doe's the hypocrisy of these people know no bounds?

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:02:25 UTC | #875630

Benjamin Taylor's Avatar Comment 28 by Benjamin Taylor

And the BBC's David Willey in Rome said everybody understood immediately who the cardinal was talking about.

Hmmm... Freudian slip or some very dry humour from the BBC?

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:06:39 UTC | #875631

Peter Grant's Avatar Comment 29 by Peter Grant

Comment 15 by Alan4discussion

He does not even know that tradition dictates that the hat should be a cone and the round red attachment goes on the nose! I can't see if he has the floppy shoes!

:D

I can't decide whether to go with clown or dunce either. Perhaps he's a court jester, but then he ought have bells and an inflated animal bladder.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:08:10 UTC | #875632