Pope Benedict XVI should be questioned soon about clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church because he is the most knowledgeable person on the topic and his advanced age makes future testimony unlikely, an attorney said yesterday, according to the Associated Press.
Gutsy, huh? By any chance the attorney’s name wasn’t John Edwards was it? How ridiculous is this? Can you say media whores? Some people will do anything to get noticed. But mind you this guy isn’t the first. Similar lawsuits have named the pope, the Vatican and other high-ranking church officials as defendants. But they’ve all failed. So the lawyer knows they’ve failed. So why do it? The guy wants to grow up to be Gloria Allred.
Anyway, what does the Pope have to do with this? Does he really think these bishops and cardinals all get their orders every morning on a conference call with Rome. Obviously, this lawyer isn’t Catholic because then he’d know that the Cardinals and bishops completely ignore the Pope all the time.
May 14, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Lawyers are killing our country.
May 14, 2008 at 2:13 pm
This lawyer would have to already know, that as a head of state, the Pope would be immune from subpoena under international law. This is just for the publicly. It always is.
And that’s without even getting into just cause. There isn’t any.
May 14, 2008 at 2:25 pm
I didn’t even think about the head of state thing.
May 14, 2008 at 3:36 pm
Why shouldn’t he testify? He is the head of an organization which committed heinous acts and covered it up.
You don’t go after Capone’s underlings. You go after Capone. If he has nothing to hide then what’s the problem.
May 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm
“…then what’s the problem?”
See comments above.
May 18, 2008 at 3:04 am
Please tell me that Mr. Anonomous didn’t just compare Pope Benedict with Al Capone.
May 18, 2008 at 4:48 am
“Please tell me that Mr. Anonomous didn’t just compare…”
Oh yes. He/she missed that part about the pope being a head of state and international law and stuff like that. It’s all my fault. I managed to avoid using really big words, until I got to “international.”
Can anyone forgive me?