Monday, March 10, 2008

Can this be added to the now "14 Deadly Sins"?

Gleaned from an article read on Fox News (no I am not in the habit of reading's just where the link lead me...)

Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican body which oversees confessions and plenary indulgences (meaning all-encompassing indulgences...basically everything) had this to say in addition to announcing that there has been seven new deadly sins added to the already existing seven...

The Bishop stated that the mass media had "blown up" the issue of pedophilia to discredit the Church...It's comments like this that helps discredit the Church. These crimes were exposed as the crimes that they are. Hopefully, this helped to bring closure to hundreds of people living in shame with how a trusted Godly person robbed and raped them of their innocence, their sanity, their trust... Is reporting stories of teachers having sexual relations with students done to discredit the teaching profession? No, didn't think so.

To think that this media exposure was done to do harm to the Church is some sick, twisted form of hubris.

I think this behaivor should be labeled as the fifteenth deadly sin.

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