Benedict XVI mauls his critics: To criticize him "is terrorism"
There is a saying that "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" and that absolute power is what Benedict XVI, the Vatican and the "infallible" papacy have enjoyed for too long. But it is only a matter of time when it will end because John Paul II's Achilles Heel has been shot by an arrow in the John Paul II MIllstone www.jp2m.blogspot.com
The theological spin that Benedict XVI, God's Rottweiler is capable of doing is endless. He is so busy twisting words around. He still has not apologized to victims of the JPIIPPA John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. Neither has he taken time to listen to their plight as "living Hell holocaust" victims of priestly pedophilia which they continue to suffer daily.
How can Benedict XVI be compassionate to the least of God's brethren when he is too busy pumping up his own ego as the "infallible Vicar of Christ"?
If to criticize him is "terrorism" - what does he call the explosion of priest pedophilia in the Catholic Church?
Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America
Victims - Attackers - Responsible Leaders
Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto
WTC & 9/11 attacks - 5,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden
USA Priest Pedophilia - 12,000 victims - 5,148 priests - John Paul II and Benedict XVI
Living in the ivory tower of the Vatican, the Pope is living outside of reality. The truth of the matter is he and John Paul II conducted the cover-up of the worst act of "terrorism" in Catholic Church in the 20th Century - the priestly pedophilia on innocent Catholic children for more than a quarter of a century.
The dog-bite-men pope now bites his critics.
Vatican says "It is terrorism" to criticize the Catholic Church
by Robin Pomeroy, Reuters News Agency May 2, 2007
The Vatican's official newspaper accused an Italian comedian on Wednesday of "terrorism" for criticizing the Pope and warned his rhetoric could fuel a return to 1970s-style political violence.
In an unusually strongly worded editorial, L'Osservatore Romano said a presenter of a televised May Day rock concert, which is sponsored by Italy's labor unions, had launched "vile attacks" on Pope Benedict in front of an "excitable crowd."
"This, too, is terrorism. It's terrorism to launch attacks on the Church," it said. "It's terrorism to stoke blind and irrational rage against someone who always speaks in the name of love, love for life and love for man."
At the concert, held every year in front of the Saint John in Lateran basilica -- Rome's cathedral where Pope Benedict sits as bishop -- one of
the presenters, Andrea Rivera, spoke out against the Pontiff's stand on a number of issues.
"The Pope says he doesn't believe in evolution. I agree, in fact the Church has never evolved," he said.
He also criticized the Church for refusing to give a Catholic funeral to Piergiorgio Welby, a man who campaigned for euthanasia as he lay paralyzed with muscular dystrophy. He died in December after a doctor agreed to unplug his respirator.
"I can't stand the fact that the Vatican refused a funeral for Welby but that wasn't the case for (Chilean dictator Augusto) Pinochet or (Spanish dictator Francisco) Franco," he said between musical acts at the open-air concert.
The latest salvo between the Vatican and its critics in Italy comes a few days after the head of Italy's bishops' conference, Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, received a bullet in the post after making comments that his critics say compared homosexuality with incest and pedophilia.
The Osservatore said Rivera's monologue came amid growing anti-clericalism in Italy which included graffiti and Internet messages supporting the Red Brigades, the Marxist group involved in political violence particularly in the 1970s.
"Some people have even twisted (Bagnasco's words) to start an insidious 'war', a new season of tension, which is inspiring those who are looking for motives to return to taking up arms," the newspaper said.
Prime Minister Romano Prodi, a devout Catholic who is backing legislation to give legal rights to unmarried couples, including homosexuals -- a bill opposed by the Church -- called for calm.
"We have to have calm and good sense," he told reporters. "Unfortunately the rhetoric has continuously been getting harsher over recent months. This country doesn't need it."
Commentary by Helen & Harry:
Even more than most of the men who've recently worn the Vatican funny hat, Pope Benedict often seems to confuse himself with God.
I mean, in your wildest nightmare, could you imagine that Jesus would say anything vaguely comparing criticism of the rich and powerful to terrorism?
And of course, there's absolutely nothing untrue or even slightly rude in the criticisms reported in this article, which the Vatican almost laughably calls "terrorism." The Church, and specifically the Pope, deserve a lot more criticism than they routinely receive.
Helen & Harry