There's an amazing article at RawStory today. It's by David Ferguson. The headline is "Demoted Catholic Cardinal says 'Radical Feminists' are to blame for Pedophile Priests". I'm sure you can tell why this nitwit was demoted. Now that he's been sent to the religious backwoods, he's taken to angry, illogical finger-pointing. You see, the whole priests-raping-children thing was a temporary snafu caused by those awful feminists. Evidence? Who needs evidence?
“Unfortunately, the radical feminist movement strongly influenced the Church,” Cardinal Burke complained, “leading the Church to constantly address women’s issues at the expense of addressing critical issues important to men; the importance of the father, whether in the union of marriage or not; the importance of a father to children; the importance of fatherhood for priests; the critical impact of a manly character; the emphasis on the particular gifts that God gives to men for the good of the whole society.”Did you like that? Here's more:
Women and their needs have not only decimated the church, he said, but the institution of marriage as well.
“I recall in the mid-1970’s, young men telling me that they were, in a certain way, frightened by marriage because of the radicalizing and self-focused attitudes of women that were emerging at that time,” he recalled. “These young men were concerned that entering a marriage would simply not work because of a constant and insistent demanding of rights for women. These divisions between women and men have gotten worse since then.”Worst of all, he said, the church took a “fluffy,” womanly attitude toward sexuality.
“Making things worse, there was a very fluffy, superficial kind of catechetical approach to the question of human sexuality and the nature of the marital relationship,” he said, which has led to sexual anarchy, the abundant availability of pornography, homosexuality and child sex abuse.The man is completely insane. What the heck, here's even more. (All bolding above and below is mine.)
“We can also see that our seminaries are beginning to attract many strong young men who desire to serve God as priests,” he said. “The new crop of young men are manly and confident about their identity. This is a welcome development, for there was a period of time when men who were feminized and confused about their own sexual identity had entered the priesthood; sadly some of these disordered men sexually abused minors; a terrible tragedy for which the Church mourns.”Indeed, that must be how it happened. With all the mentions of "manly" men, I suspect this priest is gay. In any case, this is truly a disordered individual. Hopefully they'll take him to a vet and have his vocal chords cut so he can't talk anymore. He's like a mad dog. How did someone this deranged climb so far up the church ladder? Oh, right: Eve. I forgot about the Eve legend. Never mind.