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Father Gabriele Amorth, a "noted" Italian exorcist according to the Catholic News Agency, claims that Satan is responsible for the pedophilia scandal wracking the Catholic Church.  He says the Devil made the media, and the New York Times in particular, report on the scandal in order to besmirch the Church.  He minimizes the role of the pedophile priests in a "boys will be boys" manner, saying they gave into temptation, and places the bulk of the blame on the devil-controlled media.

Catholic News Agency article.
Yahoo! News article.

Meanwhile, the Vatican is trying to distance itself from the comments of Vatican reverend Raniero Cantalamessa, who compared the negative publicity to the persecution of Jews in a Good Friday mass attended by the Pope.

Associated Press article.

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sleepyjohn00
Apr. 3rd, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I am reminded of a Congressman who made a long speech on the floor of the House complaining of the millions being spent on the Watergate investigation. Tip O'Neill stood up and said, "Mr. Speaker, if it were not for the scandalous actions on the part of the Administration, it would not be necessary to spend a dime."

When "I'm sorry" really means "I'm sorry I got caught", there's not a lot of progress being made.
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