Monday, April 12, 2010

The Good of the Universal Church: Pedobear-Approved

In 1985, Ratzinger, then a cardinal and now the pope, signed a letter in which his office declined to defrock a child-raping priest:
This court, although it regards the arguments presented in favour of removal in this case to be of grave significance, nevertheless deems it necessary to consider the good of the Universal Church together with that of the petitioner, and it is also unable to make light of the detriment that granting the dispensation can provoke with the community of Christ's faithful, particularly regarding the young age of the petitioner.
Whatever else might be said of the ruling and the letter -- its reasoning, its conclusions, its mastery of Latin -- there can be no doubt that it enjoys the approval of pedobear.

In fairness, the Vatican has been right about some things all along.

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