Monday, February 11, 2013

What shall we name this elephant in the room?

Have you read Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco? It is the basis for the expression "the elephant in the room." 

The Pope resigned. Everyone on the news is blathering on about the reason for this -- his health, his poor relations with Muslims and Jews, one small mention about sex scandals but nothing specific.  And they are all ignoring the elephant in the room.

Last weekend the movie Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in The House of God was released on HBO. It revealed just how deeply the Pope was involved in covering up sexual abuse by priests within the church, and in fact headed an office that saw EVERY CASE OF SEXUAL ABUSE BROUGHT TO THE CHURCH. He personally saw each and every case and yet he chose the church's reputation over the children.

Be clear - the Elephant in this room is named Pedophilia. The Pope got caught, and he is getting out. Shame, shame on him. It is said he wants to retire to a monastery.  He does not even have the courage to stay and face the music.  Harry Truman said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." And don't let the door hit you in the derriere on your way out, is all I can add.  

Lest you think I am over-reacting, watch the film - Mea Maxima Culpa : Silence In The House of God.  Click here for more Info about the movie

Be patient - it takes a while to load.  The picture of Mary with a tear running down her face tore at my heart.  She, the mother, cries for the abused.  The men in the church - they turned their backs on these poor children.  Those few brave men who spoke up quit the church. 

If Pope John Paul II is sainted after the release of this film, I will be surprised.  His complicity was nearly as bad as the current Pope's.  Google Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado for more on that.  That is enough.  I am sure I have offended a few people.  No apologies.  You need to know.  Watch the film. 

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