as seen on tv
By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 04, 2006
From an article in today's LA Times:
Joelle Casteix knew something had changed when she started to see the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal spoofed on "The Simpsons."
In one episode, the animated residents of Springfield lapsed into awkward silence in the presence of a Catholic priest. Little more was needed to get across a humorous dig at the church.
Finally made the big time. Congratulations, your excellencies. Now can we have the faith back?
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Posted by: -
Dec. 08, 2006 12:45 PM ET USA
Clorox, Don't show them the money until they show us the Faith!
Posted by: Clorox -
Dec. 05, 2006 11:20 PM ET USA
You want the "faith back," Diogenes? Not so fast. The bishops' fundraising appeal comes first. Show them the money and maybe they'll show us the faith.
Posted by: -
Dec. 05, 2006 8:59 PM ET USA
The Catholic Church will never completely recover from the pedophiles who destroyed children and the criminals who covered for them. Most Americans, when they see someone in a Roman collar, assume: (1) he's gay; and (2) he's a repressed gay. Probably 2/3s of the time they're right.
Posted by: Pete133 -
Dec. 05, 2006 12:39 AM ET USA
Someone actually "watches" "The Simpsons"? What a shame that once again the article delights in hammering the Catholic Church, but completely fails to mention that the majority of abuse cases are in the home or that more abuse occurs in secular institutions than does in the Church. I'm not excusing the priests who were unfaithful to their vows and their sacred trust, but would just once like to see an unbiased and fair report of the actual problem. Most of the abuse was homosexual activity.