Sunday, March 10, 2013


Sex abuse victims apologise for calling Vatican candidates 'the dirty dozen'

Nobody is saying what the French term means  so this is difficult to evaluate.  But using obscenity when you are trying to get public attention will just tend to lower your own standing in the eyes of many

CLERGY sex abuse victims have apologised for describing 12 potential papal candidates as a "dirty dozen" after it was revealed the phrase translated as a terrible insult.

The US-based Survivors Network of those abused by Priests (SNAP) borrowed the name of the famous 1967 movie to refer to 12 cardinals who it said had in the past protected pedophile priests or made offensive public statements.

However the group's choice of language provoked an angry response from Canada's Quebec Diocese, whose Cardinal Marc Ouellet was among those named on the blacklist.

When translated into French, "The Dirty Dozen" contains a crude term, which angered many in the church. The Quebec Diocese said it had received numerous complaints after SNAP's statement.

The support group apologised for the furore - but pointedly stated it should not deflect attention way from the key issue.

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7 comments:

Abdul X said...

"CLERGY sex abuse victims have apologised for describing 12 potential papal candidates as a "dirty dozen" after it was revealed the phrase translated as a terrible insult."

The victims should NOT have apologized. These dirty dozen are the most despicable vermin alive.

"But using obscenity when you are trying to get public attention will just tend to lower your own standing in the eyes of many"

Nothing but an apologist for the politically correct.

Anonymous said...

Lost in all the talk about sex abuse in the Catholic Church is the fact that in NYC's orthodox Jewish communities, sex abuse is running rampant. Recently, several high-profile rabbis were charged and convicted of sexually abusing young Jewish children put in their care by the parents.

One of the main reasons these stories are not getting the attention they deserve, aside from the fact that Jews have complete control of NYC's politics, is that in most cases, these perverted rabbis are actually being protected by their orthodox community (and) the victims parents!

This is a deep problem, one that has been going on for a very long time, yet barely a word from the Jewish controlled media. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

The Roman Catholic Church is getting its own chickens coming home to roost. A chicken on its last legs!

Anonymous said...

Power corrupts and when officials of religion (whether Jewish, Catholic, and especially Muslim) get control over the ignorant, credulous, fearful populace, then abuse of power will follow.

Use the Name, Luke said...

First, it certainly seems like protecting a pedophile is illegal in this country. (See Penn State.) Isn't it illegal where these "dirty dozen" live? Shouldn't they have been prosecuted by the civil authorities for their crimes?

Second, the Bible does teach that the church should discipline its members, up to and including kicking them out of the church. (Matthew 18:15–17, 1 Corinthians 5:1-2) I have to wonder why they're even still in the Roman Catholic church, let alone eligible for Pope.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there some prediction about the next Pope in number of succession being the last? The state of the RC Church now would certainly fore-shadow that!

Anonymous said...

So I looked up "The Dirty Dozen" in French. It is translated as "Les Douze Salopards." The word "salopards," in French, translates as "dickheads, assholes, pieces of shit, bastards, pricks, shitheads," according to Interglot.com.

No wonder the Church is mad... they're getting called out in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few centuries ago, when such speech would have been punishable by death.