The BBC reports:
Pope Benedict XVI has criticised US bishops for their handling of child sex scandals, saying their response to the crisis had sometimes been very poor.
He laid part of the blame for the crisis, of which he feels “deeply ashamed”, on a breakdown in US values.
Okay, while my blood is still boiling let me get this on the record: fuck you, you lying piece of shit. The sheer chutzpah it takes for Ratzinger, of all people, to point the finger at anyone but himself for the long history of priests abusing children is beyond all reason. This is the man who, before he allegedly became infallible, sent a letter to every Catholic bishop ordering them to keep all accusations of priestly abuse within the church and not to turn over any evidence to the police.
This man is traveling the world in luxury when he should be in prison for obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting the commission and accessory after the fact for one of the worst crimes imaginable. So should every single bishop and cardinal who transferred a priest who had molested a child from one parish to another rather than turning them over to the police. A breakdown in US values? Fuck you, Benedict. It’s your barbaric values that caused thousands of children to be molested, not ours.