I was chatting about this on Facebook and thought I’d drop it here.
As in: absolutely not. May unrelenting contempt and loathing follow these priests and the church that enabled them for the rest of their days.
“I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests — quite a few in number, obviously not compared to the number of all the priests — to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children…”
WTF d00d, that’s not how this works. See, *you* cannot “take on all the evil” that others do. Vicarious atonement is a reprehensible concept—one reason among the many that I so loathe Christianity.
Go fuck yourself, smiley “liberal” pope.