Catholic Priests in Colombia Acting True to Character


bill barilko
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At least these vermin are dead-I can think of several thousand more who need a hot lead baptism (external - login to view)

Colombia priests 'hired own killers' in suicide pact


The two priests were mourned by their parishioners in Bogota

Two Colombian priests who were found shot dead in the capital Bogota a year ago themselves hired the assassins who killed them, prosecutors say.

They said the priests had agreed a suicide pact after one of them was diagnosed with Aids, but contracted hitmen because they could not bring themselves to carry it out.

Relatives of the dead priests insist they were victims of an armed robbery.

They have denied reports that they were involved in a gay relationship.

Two of the alleged killers are being prosecuted after being traced from calls made from the priests' phones.

'Pray for me'
Father Richard Piffano, 37, and Father Rafael Reatiga, 35, were found shot dead in a car in southern Bogota in January 2011.

Prosecutors allege they paid the suspected hitmen around $8,500 (5,440) to kill them and make it look like a robbery attempt.

The two priests had been friends since their training and often celebrated Mass and other religious services together, Colombia's El Tiempo newspaper reported.

In his final church service, Father Reatiga asked parishioners to pray to Santa Marta, the patron saint of lost causes, the paper reported, while Father Piffano asked his to "pray for me".

Suicide - like homosexual acts - is forbidden in the Catholic Church.
 
gerryh
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#2
These vermin??????
 
shadowshiv
+5
#3
I'm uncertain as to why they would be called vermin. If they were gay, who cares? Just because they were Catholic priests? Oh no! They were both adults and nothing they did hurt anyone else.
 
Spade
+2 / -1
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It is time for the Latin rite of the Catholic Church to relax its celibacy laws. Denying outlets to a priest's sexuality, heterosexual or otherwise, is dehumanizing.
 
karrie
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Vermin is a word I'll reserve for people who think being gay is deserving of death.
 
SLM
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#6
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Vermin is a word I'll reserve for people who think being gay is deserving of death.

I'll second you on that Karrie.

It certainly is a lot more polite than some of the potential responses that have been flying through my mind.
 
Spade
+1
#7
I see I got a reddie for simply pointing out that in the Eastern rites of the self-same Catholic Church a married clergy is the norm, and the Latin rite is mad not to follow.
Last edited by Spade; Feb 16th, 2012 at 05:16 PM..
 
CDNBear
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#8
Is it "Let's poke the Catholics in the eye" time of the month already?
 
SLM
+4
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Is it "Let's poke the Catholics in the eye" time of the month already?

Apparently and for added good measure, throw in a couple of queers onto the pyre as well. It's a two for one sale.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

At least these vermin are dead-I can think of several thousand more who need a hot lead baptism (external - login to view)

Really? You know that many Catholic priests in Colombia? Why should they die?

Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Vermin is a word I'll reserve for people who think being gay is deserving of death.

Ditto.
If bigotry isn't a sin, it should be.
 
Cannuck
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I think people may have misunderstood bill barilko. He is a Suzuki-ite and takes issue with these priests driving a car.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

I think people may have misunderstood bill barilko. He is a Suzuki-ite and takes issue with these priests driving a car.


But, don't they get carbon credits for taking action that results in them not expelling that awful CO2 anymore?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

I think people may have misunderstood bill barilko. He is a Suzuki-ite and takes issue with these priests driving a car.

I know a lot of people that consider Suzuki-ites as little more than vermin. Oddly all of them like being able to work to feed their families.
 
karrie
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

I see I got a reddie for simply pointing out that in the Eastern rites of the self-same Catholic Church a married clergy is the norm, and the Latin rite is mad not to follow.

I ignored your statement simply because it doesn't apply to these men in the here and now. They still wouldn't have been able to come out and live a normal life, they still would have likely escaped into the priesthood and carried on an affair with one another in order to maintain some semblance of respectability and not live in fear.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

I ignored your statement simply because it doesn't apply to these men in the here and now. They still wouldn't have been able to come out and live a normal life, they still would have likely escaped into the priesthood and carried on an affair with one another in order to maintain some semblance of respectability and not live in fear.

I think that it's just getting tiring that anytime there is a negative story that involves a priest, the entire Catholic religion and anyone with any kind of connection to it is dragged through the mud... It's like clockwork each time something comes up.
 
petros
#16
What is the general consensus of the Colombian society?
 
captain morgan
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

What is the general consensus of the Colombian society?


That would be a much better gauge of the issue
 
petros
+2
#18
Of course it would but that would befuddle the Catholic haters and leave them without a soap box.
 
captain morgan
#19
Too true.... Sad and pathetic, but true.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Vermin is a word I'll reserve for people who think being gay is deserving of death.

Oops.... Sawry Karrie.... New laser mouse and hair trigger.... It's s'pposed to be green
 

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