Sunday, December 30, 2007

Archbishop Rapes Immigrants

At lease, that's the claim made by leading Polish community leaders in today's 'The Sunday Telegraph'

Apparently, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, urged the Polish community to do more to learn English and integrate into local parishes, claiming the Catholic Church in the UK was in danger of dividing along ethnic lines as the number of Polish-speaking churches rose. The Cardinal Archbishop went on to say:
"I'm quite concerned that the Poles are creating a separate church in Britain. I would want them to be part of the Catholic life of this country."
But Grazyna Sikorska, of the Polish Catholic Mission for England and Wales, said the community had been upset. She told the Catholic newspaper 'The Tablet':
"How can he demand that we stop praying in Polish? Is it a sin? I feel my inner conscience has been violated, leaving me spiritually raped."
So, there you have it folks, now the Roman Catholic church is moving on from raping altar-boys to raping Polish immigrants.

Not to be outdone in the taking-of-umbrage stakes, Fr Tadeusz Kukla, the vicar-delegate for Poles in England and Wales, said:
"If we lose our national identity, we lose everything."
Well here's a thought for you, Tadeusz: Why don't all you delusional psychotics fuck-off back to where you brought your national identity and shoddy religion from instead of setting up your inwardly-looking Polish ghettoes here and changing our national identity, you hypocritical, delusional fuckwit?

Thanks to your lot, there has been an increase in weekly Mass attendance from 917,500 in 2005 to 927,154 last year, and you are apparently turning Britain into a catholic country according to a recent report.

As if we haven't got enough problems with our own home-grown delusional theists (with apologies to my knowledgeable readers for the oxymoron), without inviting even more of you to our shores.

Oh dear, now Grazyna can add the spurious charge of having been spiritually offended to that of having been spiritually raped.

4 comments:

papalazarou said...

A nice dispute indeed. I wonder would Cormac have been as outspoken had this happened under the pope before this one - himself a Polish immigrant. I suspect not - mealy mouthed creep.

Of course doctrinally it's all down to those reformers of the Second Vatican Council in the 60s who gave a green light to the use of non-Latin masses which finally became widespread in the 70s.

The present pope - Ratzinger the ex-Nazi - appears to favour a return to a Latin mass and perhaps that is because of disputes like this. My own suspicion is rather that he would dearly love to re-obfuscate the nonsense of the rite of mass. BTW Ratzinger was present at Vatican 2 as a theological advisor!

As to the criminal misuse of language - rape? ask someone who has been raped for real - possibly an altar boy - well I've gotten used to that much as I deplore it. Without such linguistic sophistry the ridiculous nature of what they preach would be self evident.

Alan Mackenzie said...

Hi Merchant,

I've taken on board your comments on my other site, and no I'm not offended. I appreciate how difficult it can be to resolve problems in society without sounding pompous. Perhaps it might be more effective to make my own small contribution to making life better for other people. As a Home Care Support Worker, I already do this for people who are older and people with disabilities.

Alan.

The Merchant of Menace said...

Alan,

It's good to hear from you again.

And may I, without a trace of condescension, say how much I appreciate the contribution people like you can make for those in need of your services. Well done you.

'Lang may yer lum reek', as they used to say when I was a lad - roughly translated it means 'may you enjoy a long and comfortable life'.

All the best for 2008.

BTW, the contribution you make in other spheres is also appreciated too.

The Merchant of Menace said...

Paplazarou,

I think the only thing Cormac O'Turd is concerned about is that he may lose power in his petty little fiefdom if Polish priests come here to cater for their Polish flock.

However, his point about integration is a good one, though I don't recollect hearing him bleat on about how non-Catholic immigrants should also learn English and integrate with their host society more.

As for the linguistic sophistry, well, that's religion all over, and every stripe of it. Complete phoneys, the lot of them - well, all of them that are not certifiably insane, that is.