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priest can’t separate wrong from wrong.

this excuse is far more lame than anything ever to cross my mind, and to think i spent many years at the mercy of this ilk makes me want to vomit. i know i was not abused. but how many of my classmates were??? this telling article is proof positive how gnarly and perverse and sick organized religion can be. via boingboing:

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Retired Catholic Archbishop Rembert G Weakland, who has been accused of covering up widespread child rape by priests in Milwaukee, has a forthcoming memoir in which he wrote the following bits of wisdom:

“We all considered sexual abuse of minors as a moral evil, but had no understanding of its criminal nature.”Weakland, who retired in 2002 after it became known that he paid $450,000 in 1998 to a man who had accused him of date rape years earlier, said he initially “accepted naively the common view that it was not necessary to worry about the effects on the youngsters: either they would not remember or they would ‘grow out of it’.”

“We did not know that child abuse was a crime,” says retired Catholic archbishop 

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