"The pope has shown great love and compassion, much as Jesus did when he ministered to tax collectors and whores," said Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston. "Despite all they have done to jeopardize the careers of so many priests—to say nothing of imperiling the priests' immortal souls—the church embraces these underaged seducers and tempters with open arms. The pope's words and actions prove that the church is willing to put an end to the suffering and let the healing begin."
And here's one of the faithful who might actually think she's reading L'Osservatore Romano instead of The Onion. Satire is dead.
[H/t DAMMIT JANET! and the wicked Buckets]