Why isn't he in gaol, or something? Rembert Weakland, the Benedictine Monk turned Archbishop who was exposed as an embezzler, and ephebophile and a chronic liar has once again proved he is unfit for the society in which he lives. Prior to this, he claimed that the victims of priestly sexual abuse were "predatory adolescents" taking advantage of priests for monetary gain. (Of course, he did pay out better than a quarter of a million dollars of diocesan funds to keep a young fellow from filing a complaint, that probably makes him feel like a victim, somehow.)
Now the disgraced prelate has angered victims groups by saying that the Archdiocese he ran into the ground knew sexual activity with minors was a moral evil (that he cooperated in by not eliminating the priests involved. And Oh! By that whole give-the-boy-cash thing he did. The Cash that belonged to someone else.) but that they didn't understand that it was a criminal matter.
Oh sure, they never heard the word "jaillbait" before.
New Hampshire disses freedom of religion: New Hampshire closely defeated a bill legalizing "Gay Marriage". The margin of defeat was 188 to 186. The sticking point, you see, was language in the bill that gave allowed Clergy and Religious groups to refuse to perform "Gay Marriages". It seems that some in the New Hampshire legislature feel that the free exercise of religion would build discrimination into to laws of the state. Steve Vailancourt, a republican who is gay, said that the language was the result of "bullying" and would build discrimination into the laws of the state.
Interesting--when I was a kid, bullying was when a bigger kid beat the snot out of you. Now it's anytime anyone says that they don't whole heartedly accept the Gay Agenda.
GASP!!!! Catholics like Benedict XVI: In late March, the Marist College Institute For Public Opinion conducted a survey and found out that 78% of practicing Catholics have a favorable or very favorable view of the Pope. Even more fun, 59% of the American public does too. 50% of the general population wanted to hear what he has to say on Life issues, and 57% wanted to hear his take on Family issues.
And, about 65% of the non-catholic American population as a whole has a favorable view of the Catholic church. 85% of Catholics do as well. Actually, 92% of practicing Catholics do. Interestingly, 78% of non-practicing Catholics do as well.
And that's the way it is, in New Albania today!