More Potential ‘Catholic Church Depravity’ Just Coming to My Attention

This is just so disturbing.  This was published in May of last year, so not sure where the investigation leads, but this:

While the mobster’s presence on sacred ground has caused a scandal, it’s his role as an alleged pimp to senior Vatican figures that threatens to plunge the Roman Catholic Church into its gravest crisis yet — after astonishing claims about the sexual abuse and death of Emanuela Orlandi, a pretty 15-year-old girl and talented musician. It is those claims that led police to open the crypt.

Near the casket containing the body of the gangster, there was a box with other human bones, which police took for DNA testing, escorted by motorcycle outriders as they sped from Piazza Navona to a laboratory.

The family of Emanuela are waiting to hear if the tests confirm the bones are those of the schoolgirl, who disappeared in the summer of 1983 after leaving her family’s Vatican City apartment to go to a flute lesson in Rome.

Often seen playing within the Vatican walls, where her father worked as a lay official in administration, Emanuela was last seen getting into a green BMW in the centre of the Eternal City. She has not been seen since. If the bones in the tomb are hers, it will be a hammer blow to the credibility of the Church, amid allegations that the girl was abused at depraved orgies attended by some of the Vatican’s most senior prelates and advisers to successive popes.

To the dismay of Vatican officials, already reeling from disclosures about cover-ups involving paedophile priests, these claims come from an insider — a veteran priest with unprecedented access to the inner sanctums of the Vatican.

Father Gabriel Amorth, a priest for 50 years, believes the girl was the victim of a ‘crime with a sexual motive’ and that police should focus their investigations on the Vatican.

via Was this girl murdered after being snatched for Vatican sex parties? | Mail Online.

Even if the story of the girl turns out to be inaccurate (though, I suspect it will be the opposite and we’ll find yet another reason why I can not stand the Catholic Church as an institution), the fact that they let a gangster be buried in such luxury and extravagance, well… ‘corruption is as corruption’ does I guess.

Depravity: Mom Arrested After Leaving Baby on Car Roof and Driving Off

You may be reading that title and going, ‘WTF?’  Well, here is the first paragraph:

A 19-year-old Arizona mother who police say left her 5-week-old baby strapped in a car seat atop her car roof and drove off is under arrest on child abuse and aggravated DUI charges, Phoenix-area media reported Saturday. The child, found in the middle of the road, was “perfectly OK,” said Officer James Holmes, Phoenix police spokesman, told The Arizona Republic.

via U.S. News – Police: Mom arrested after leaving baby on car roof and driving off.

That explains everything, I’m sure.  Amazing that this despicable person can afford to buy drugs but not a condom.  People like this should not be reproducing.

The Ouija Board Said Do It: Also Known As Not Taking Responsibility For Your Actions

Another case where belief has driven someone to do something terrible.

MCALLEN, Texas — A Texas teenager charged in the stabbing of his 14-year-old friend said a Ouija board told him to carry out the attack, police said on Friday.

The 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing his friend with a 4-inch knife on Feb. 29 in a wooded area behind a high school in Weslaco, a small town along the U.S.-Mexico border at the southern tip of Texas.

The victim was treated in intensive care for three days for a severe laceration to his intestine, Weslaco police spokesman J.P. Rodriguez said.

The alleged assailant, whose name was not made public, has no history of mental problems or criminal behavior, Rodriguez said.

“I’m not making excuses for the kid, but I think sometimes it’s harder for them to separate reality from fiction,” the police spokesman said. “This is kind of bizarre.”

via Teen stabbing suspect: Ouija board said do it – US news – Crime & courts –

(a) Ouija Board’s cannot speak.  They’re inanimate objects.

(b) There is nothing special about Ouija Boards.  It’s friggen cardboard with a graphic overlay and a triangle.  They are manufactured.  On a production line.  No rituals or incantations are performed over them before being shipped out; Parker Brothers, the same company who brought you Trivial Pursuit, produces these boards.  I promise they aren’t telling you to stab people.

(c) Parents need to start parenting.  Plain and simple.  Then this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.

Monday Morning and Already Two Cases Where Belief has Caused Depravity

I’ve said it before, belief can be beautiful but it can be deadly and depraved as well.  First, an insane (she has to be, no ifs or buts about it) woman cut her sons throat to release the demons (no seriously):

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A mother accused of slitting her 5-year-old’s throat early Saturday said she wanted to “release the demons” from his body, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Daphne Octavia Spurlock is charged with attempted capital murder.

Magnolia police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check of a child on Roy Lane, just off FM 1488, shortly after midnight. The child’s father told police he believed his son was dead inside a residence.

Authorities found the 5-year-old Michael Spurlock covered in blood on the floor of the small mobile home.

The child had multiple lacerations to his throat, which had been slit from side to side. He also had a severe head injury and his chest was possibly crushed.

And people believe we need more religious structure in this country?  They must be joking.

On a more humorous note and (yet still depraved) act of a religious fanaticism, a mother convinces (or forces, who knows really) her children to strip down naked with her in a school parking lot in response to the administrations (obviously astute!) refusal to hand over a child to them (of whom they apparently had no legal custody):

UPPER DARBY – An entire family is in custody after cavorting in the nude in the parking lot of Upper Darby High School Friday afternoon.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said officers busted the entire family and transported them back to the police headquarters in the nude.

Here’s the crazy belief part:

According to the top cop, police learned the family arrived at Upper Darby High School approximately 10 a.m. to have her biological child released from school.

“Because she has no parental rights school officials would not release the child and said she couldn’t take the child out of school,” Chitwood said. “They started singing religious songs and lay prone on the sidewalk at the entrance to the building.”

School district security ordered the family off the property and they returned approximately 1 p.m. and took off all their clothes.

“They disrobed between parked cars and were running around chanting prayers to Jesus,” Chitwood said. “When police got there they locked their arms in defiant protest. When we get them back to the police station we gave them their clothes and the mom refuses to put her clothes on. She’s the leader of the pack.”

Stay classy Upper Darby.  And people wonder why I take issue with this sort of thing.

This Country is Doomed…

I don’t know what’s worse: (1) that The Walking Dead won’t air another episode until February or (2) that this actually exists as a thing:

Because putting on sweat pants and a hoodie individually is just too much work these days…

Fundamentalist Christians ‘Spanked’ Daughter to Death

A travesty and a tragedy.  I just don’t have the words.

CNN’s Gary Tuchman reported Monday on a fundamentalist Christian couple who killed their 7-year-old adopted daughter while practicing a violent form of discipline.

They reportedly beat their nine children regularly because they thought God wanted them to. Both parents were jailed after pleading guilty to the crime and the surviving children are now in foster homes.

via Fundamentalist Christians ‘spanked’ daughter to death | Raw Replay.

Depravity: 5-Year-Old Drowns Crying Tot

This is absolutely terrible:

A 5-year-old girl could face murder charges after a toddler was drowned in a bathtub, police said.

Kansas City police are waiting for a medical examiner’s report on how 18-month-old Jermane Johnson Jr., died, but have investigated the death as a homicide, spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for 20 years and it’s the youngest suspect I can remember,” Snapp said. “It’s extremely rare.”

Johnson was in a Kansas City house on June 3 with other children, but the 16-year-old girl who was supposed to be looking after them fell asleep, Snapp said.

via Cops: Girl, 5, admits drowning ‘crying’ tot – US news –

One commenter made the ridiculous remark that this has something to do with God being taken out of families.   What a stupid comment that is.  And how arrogant that person must be to take this tragedy and turn it into a matter that is, by all means, completely irrelevant.  This has nothing to do with God.  Jim West had it right: it has to do with bad parenting.

Where the hell were the parents?  Why isn’t the 16-year-old being charged with negligence of some sort?  Yes, the 5-year-old committed the crime, but would this have happened if parents had properly educated the child about the dangers of water?  Would this have happened if the parents had taken responsibility of their own children?  What if the 16-year-old had paid more attention to their responsibilities?  If the 16-year-old was untrustworthy, why would you leave the children in their care?


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