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Thread #149850   Message #3490664
Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-Mar-13 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
"Given the fact that the incident happened 37 years ago"
And there YOU go again Joe
There is no 'sell-by-date' on crimes against humanity, nor should there be
It is immaterial how long ago it happened and how many people were involved, this was the action of the established church and, as you say, directly involves Bergoglio.
What do you say to the surviving 'Mothers of the Disappeared' who were still meeting regularly up to fairly recently - "it was a long time ago, forget your children, go home and take up knitting".

Bergoglio was involved, and if he is going to operate in any effective way he should clear up exactly what part he played and where he stands on such regimes now.
The Church has a history of siding with despotic and oppressive regimes, particularly in South America, Chile, El Salvador, Argentina, Brazil...
Some people still talk, read about and watch films of "Hitler's Pope", who nodded through many thousands of Jews to their deaths at the hands of the Nazis.
If the church has any future role, it has to concentrating on the populace in general rather than giving unqualified support to history's monsters.
Don't sweep this one under the carpet too Joe.
This has not come to light because of my "going again", it is a public issue directly brought to light by the election of the pope - I should have thought it was important for you and all Catholics to ascertain that you got a suitable man for the job.
The last pope came into office with a historical blot on his copy-book which was brushed under the carpet in the same way the complicity of the German people in the Holocaust was, "They made us do it". For the sake of your church, don't let it happen again.
BTW - the Argentina affair involved more than two priests - stop supporting by minimising it (again)
Jim Carroll