This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while:
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Vatican won a major victory Monday in an Oregon federal courtroom, where a judge ruled that the Holy See is not the employer of molester priests.Then who, pray tell, employs these creatures? Do they receive checks directly from Jeebus, to fund their forays into little boys' pants?
The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman ends a six-year question in the decade-old case and could shield the Vatican from possible monetary damages.Isn't that convenient?
"There are no facts to create a true employment relationship between Ronan and the Holy See," Mosman said in his ruling from the bench.Indeed. No relationship at all. And no need to pay attention to this:
The plaintiffs argued that Ronan's fealty to the Pope, the Vatican's ability to promote priests, the Vatican's laicization, or removal, process, and the ability to change priests' training all pointed to the Vatican employing priests.But it's not employment. Again, how very convenient. It's nice to know we live in a world where the Vatican will never be held accountable for its actions. That must be comforting for the popey guy. He's probably having a celebratory chalice of wine right now. It's great to be the popey guy!