Sunday, May 2, 2010

Somehow, I think they've missed the point....

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Benedict this weekend sought to affirm control over a hard-line group, the Legionaries of Christ, whose influence in the past decade in Latin countries has grown quite powerful – but whose leader, the Rev. Marcial Maciel, was unable to adhere to the churches mandatory celibacy, having fathered several children and molested young men in a seminary.

Yes, of course... If only Maciel had been able to be married, he wouldn't have abused boys!  Except... he did get 'married'...multiple times... and then abused his sons...

Does everything HAVE to fit the predetermined narrative?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I read that, too, and wanted to scream! As if Maciel was trying heroically to live the ideal but just came up short! Evidently, no argument is too fatuous or slimy so long as it is directed to the vilification of the Church.