Mundabor - Slum Pleasures
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(09-18-2013, 07:12 PM)eschera Wrote: I'm going to argue this doesn't meet the "sniff test."  This contains hearsay and I cannot find a shred of evidence within this blog. 
The Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Archidioecesis Bonaërensis) comprises an area of 78 square miles.  In 2006, it had a population of 2.78 million (Catholics 2.55 million).  With 8 auxilliary bishops, 11 suffragan dioceses and 183 parishes, that comes out to 13, 661 catholics per parish.  By US standards, these would all be very large parishes.  They are staffed by around 460 secular priests (2.51 priests per 13,661 Catholics).  Let's assume that 2% of the priests are "rogue;"  we are talking about 9 of the worst priests you could imagine. 
I would argue that the process of dismissing them from the clerical state is as difficult there as it would be here in the US (barring a criminal conviction). 
I really think this is a tempest in a teapot and a not so subtle attack on the Holy Father. :shame:

Good post Eschera, I wouldn't put much stock into this, it's, as Eschera said hearsay, and also when Latino's say things like "everybody knows" we don't really mean everybody, it's just a exaggeration. Now, are there rogue priest who do whatever they want? Of course, just like all over the world. Did the then Cardinal Bergoglio know about these rogue priests? Maybe, we don't know, it's a large diocese and these slums, if they are anything like the ones in Mexico, are very difficult to communicate with.
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Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by onosurf - 09-18-2013, 05:10 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by onosurf - 09-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by RedCaves - 09-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by onosurf - 09-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by eschera - 09-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by Juanthetuba - 09-18-2013, 07:40 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by eschera - 09-18-2013, 09:57 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by JayneK - 09-18-2013, 10:10 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by RedCaves - 09-18-2013, 10:11 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by frater - 09-18-2013, 10:38 PM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by onosurf - 09-19-2013, 12:32 AM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by Poche - 09-19-2013, 05:53 AM
Re: Mundabor - Slum Pleasures - by JayneK - 09-19-2013, 09:39 AM
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