New Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio by n i f
Yesterday, the conclave of cardinals in Rome named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis, as the new pontiff to lead the church.
As usual the corporate media (MSM) is doing its bit, splashing pictures of new Pope Francis and speculating how he will lead the church.
But really would it have mattered who the next pope would be?
The church has been its own worst enemy and is a tainted institution. Its been all self inflicted and regardless of what Bergoglio does he won't change that fact anytime soon.
Regardless of Pope Benedict's recent resignation and possible involvement in suppressing the malignancy within the church i.e. the rape of young boys by their parish priest, the subsequent transfer of these priests to other parishes where they often continued to molest new young boys even when the church became aware of these priests molesting young boys and choosing instead to cover up the evidence and "protecting" the institution from acknowledging the evidence. But that became impossible when many of these former boys, now grown men made it known the malignant conduct of their former abusers as more and more of these former boys made known the sexual misconduct of their former parish priest. The evidence has proved to be overwhelming.
As I said the church has been its own worst enemy. The cover up of their priests molesting boys has been so widespread and international in scope, there is little the church can do to restore the moral authority it once enjoyed BEFORE all the allegations proved to be true with the church's leaders directly implicated and complicit in covering it all up.
Add in the taint of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno (himself supposedly a "good catholic") and the suppression and cover up of former assistant coach Gerry Sandusky molesting young boys in the Penn State football showers and you realize (Joepa) was more concerned of protecting the "institution" of football at Penn State as being more important to protect rather than revealing the truth of Sandusky's molestation of young boys.
Of course not all parish priests have been implicated as abusers of children. But guilt by association is inevitable. And with the Roman Catholic Church's hierarchy in the business of covering up their parish priests abuses (sometimes for decades) it's hard to imagine how the church will ever recover and be looked upon as a respected and moral institution.
So to you "good Catholics" out there celebrating the arrival your new pope, celebrate and partyhardy as is your right.
But from here, your overall silence in legitimately criticizing the church's cover up of priests molesting young boys is deafening to these ears and leaves this secular mind cold and dismissive of anything having to do with church.
So new Pope Francis will (according to church dogma) be able to speak directly to God as the popes words will be the word of God.
Hopefully God's words to new Pope Francis will go something like this i.e. "come clean, do everything to console former abused children and refrain from covering it all up". Maybe add in end celibacy and allow priests to marry (something that was once permitted before a 12 th century pope mad celibacy mandatory for all priests from that time forward.
I believe letting priests marry will go a long way in attracting upstanding men to the priesthood instead of being a haven for child molesters and deviants to relocate in the sheltered life of the seminary and subsequently ordained as parish priests with many of them molesting young boys.
Or is this just a secular voice in the wilderness spouting his own thoughts and words?