Is there a week that goes by without another sordid revelation or scandal involving the Roman Catholic church? And these assholes see fit to lecture the rest of the world about morality. What a farce.
This time it's the Dutch priesthood. The newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, reports that, in the 1950s, 11-boys in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic church were castrated to rid them of homosexuality.
Henk Hethuis, a pupil at a Catholic boarding school, was 18 when he told police in 1956 he was being abused by a Dutch monk. He was castrated on the instructions of Catholic priests, NRC Handelsblad said, and told this would "cure" him of his homosexuality.
The same happened to at least 10 of his schoolmates, the newspaper said.
I suppose this one will send the Pope into his predictable, now standard performance where he throws up his hands and moans about the Vatican having been betrayed, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Meanwhile the Vatican, in another standard effort at damage control, has recommended that every Catholic priest in training in Ireland should be required to attend child protection classes. So Catholic student priests need classes to learn that they're not supposed to diddle kids? Really?