Pope's pastoral letter – It was the secularists wot did it

The Pope’s pastoral letter to Irish Catholics leaves no doubt whatsoever as to who is to blame for the child abuse holocaust – Secularists.

The relevant section is worth quoting at length (My emphasis).

4. In recent decades, however, the Church in your country has had to confront new and serious challenges to the faith arising from the rapid transformation and secularization of Irish society.

Fast-paced social change has occurred, often adversely affecting people’s traditional adherence to Catholic teaching and values. All too often, the sacramental and devotional practices that sustain faith and enable it to grow, such as frequent confession, daily prayer and annual retreats, were neglected.

Significant too was the tendency during this period, also on the part of priests and religious, to adopt ways of thinking and assessing secular realities without sufficient reference to the Gospel.

The programme of renewal proposed by the Second Vatican Council was sometimes misinterpreted and indeed, in the light of the profound social changes that were taking place, it was far from easy to know how best to implement it. In particular, there was a well-intentioned but misguided tendency to avoid penal approaches to canonically irregular situations.

It is in this overall context that we must try to understand the disturbing problem of child sexual abuse, which has contributed in no small measure to the weakening of faith and the loss of respect for the Church and her teachings.

So there you have it.

It’s all the fault of secularists who successfully corrupted a previously pure, faithful and obedient society.

Secularists who successfully corrupted the holy minds of priests into adopting ways and assessing secular realities.

I’m delighted that the Pope, the Irish hierarchy and most Catholic opinion makers continue to lead the Catholic Church and its people down the road of denial.

Such cowardly stupidity ensures the continued destruction of this corrupt and evil institution and that is no bad thing.

6 thoughts on “Pope's pastoral letter – It was the secularists wot did it”

  1. Talk about nit picking. The Pope didn’t ‘blame’ secularists – He was commenting on an era of change that actually happened you idiot…

    There’s a thing called ‘context’! You should look it up…

  2. I don’t know why this issue of ‘secularisation’ is drawn into all this. Is he saying that secular society is to blame or that in some way priests and religious have become secular? This letter is both confused and contradictory. For sure there are some good things in it but there is a blindness at the heart of it – a failure to see the entire institutional church – including the Vatican – having a responsibility in the entire sorry affair.

  3. “a well intentioned but misguided tendency to avoid penal approaches….”!!!!! is this guy for real?? How is avoiding jailing these animals well intentioned? They really are shooting themselves in the foot. The letter is shameful.

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