WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT YOU ARE THE ENEMY

From THE RAW STORY:

Yesterday, former children in a German orphanage submitted written statements that a German bishop habitually beat them. The Bishop of Augsburg, Walter Mixa, was a controversial conservative churchman appointed by Pope Benedict in 2005 and has been called his friend.

According to the statement, Mixa used to hit and degrade the children repeatedly during sessions of punishment. Among other details, Mixa is accused of using a carpet beater on the bare behinds of victims as he screamed: 'Satan is in you and I must drive him out.'

Mixa previously explained that the liberation movement deserved a 'significant' part of the blame for pedophilia scandals in the church.

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WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT YOU ARE THE ENEMY — 7 Comments

  1. Lord have mercy.
    Christ have mercy.
    Lord have mercy.

    [I mean, on the collective Christian “us” for letting this happen. Not on this @ss-f@ck of a bishop, obviously! (Not w/o some prison time, repentance, and an eon or three in Purgatory!)]

  2. As the scandal creeps ever closer to B-16, the rule that no centralized power structure ever reforms itself looms.

    FWIW
    jimB

  3. This would be the same bishop who said in his homily on 4 Dec 09 that…

    “Wo Gott geleugnet oder bekämpft wird, da wird bald auch der Mensch und seine Würde geleugnet und missachtet (Where ever God is denied or attacked, then so also will human beings be denied and abused).”

    Inconceivable

  4. “As the scandal creeps ever closer to B-16, the rule that no centralized power structure ever reforms itself looms.”

    Absolutely right, JimB. (Do you suppose this has ever occurred to Michael Poon and the rest of the “‘The Anglican Covenant’ is the 40th Article of Religion” gang?)