- September 14, 2018
Pope Blames Satan for Exposing Bishop Pedophiles
On September 11, 2018, Pope Francis marked the anniversary of the 2001 World Trade Center attack in New York City by blaming Satan during his morning sermon for exposing Catholic leaders, including those who sexually abuse children.
In an incredibly bizarre twist of logic, the supreme pontiff and leader of the world’s estimated 1.3 billion Catholic Christians began his daily sermon with a shocking revelation about the many evil accusations and rumors surrounding the Catholic clergy today:
“In these times, it seems like the ‘Great Accuser’ has been unchained and is attacking bishops. True, we are all sinners, we bishops. He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalize the people. The ‘Great Accuser,’ as he himself says to God in the first chapter of the Book of Job, ‘roams the earth looking for someone to accuse.'”
Okay. Let’s just stop right there and break this down. The Pope just admitted that all bishops are sinners. Sin is the act of breaking divine law — an offense against religious or moral law.
Now, sins come in all shapes and sizes, from telling a lie to murder. So when the Pope, also known as the Bishop of Rome, self-identifies with the other bishops who are being accused of defiling underage children, is he really saying he is also guilty of those sins? It’s hard to tell, isn’t it?
Once people find out about a sinner, the scandals begin. Is bringing sinful acts to the light of day a bad thing? The Pope’s tone seemed to indicate that it is.
Moving on, thousands of years before the birth of Jesus Christ the Christian Savior, a being called the “Great Accuser” traveled far and wide to identify and publicly shame sinners, causing scandalous gossip. The “Great Accuser” is generally accepted to be God’s enemy Satan (which means, ironically, the Bringer of Light). Is the problem here that sin is supposed to be a private affair, shared only with a Catholic priest in a confessional booth?
Perhaps, but not necessarily. In the story of Job, Satan tried to create division by making false accusations of sin. Is the Pope implying that victims of sexual predation in the Catholic Church are lying about it in order to get the bishops in trouble?
It certainly does seem like the High Pontiff is mistaking the real, live human beings who have come forward with accusations of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy with the Devil of ancient times – who is still with us today, according to that doctrine.
Continuing his morning commentary, Pope Francis said:
“A bishop’s strength against the ‘Great Accuser’ is prayer, that of Jesus and his own, and the humility of being chosen and remaining close to the people of God, without seeking an aristocratic life that removes this unction. Let us pray, today, for our bishops: for me, for those who are here, and for all the bishops throughout the world.”
So, the Bishop of Rome lists praying to and being humble before God as the weapons of choice to thwart gossip-mongering and troublesome accusations of pedophilia. What if they stopped preying on children for their sexual pleasure? Wouldn’t that be much more effective in stopping evil deeds?
To get an idea of how big a problem, child abuse is among the Catholic leadership, Daily Wire pointed out that “so much evidence exists that the Vatican, and particularly bishops and clerics in the United States, silenced victims of sexual abuse for decades and protected and even hid their abusers, that a full and fair investigation is warranted in the name of justice.”
A Global Accounting of bishops accused of sexual abuse and misconduct worldwide listed “more than 85 bishops worldwide who have been accused publicly of sexual wrongdoing.”
A Quora reader cited the Pontifical Yearbook when he reported a total count of 5,304 Catholic bishops in 2017.
This means that a little over one and a half percent of all Catholic bishops have been accused of sexual misconduct. But many victims remain silent? Is the percentage of pedophiles in the Catholic Church really a much higher number?