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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Catholic Priest Coerces Prison Inmates Into Sex

Posted by on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Yesterday we learned that the Catholic church instantly excommunicated a priest who ordained a woman. I wonder what will happen to this guy?

Police arrested the chaplain of the San Vittore prison in Milan, Father Alberto Barin, on Tuesday for alleged sexual abuse and bribery involving six detainees. Probes began last June following complaints by a prisoner that the 51-year-old chaplain had forced inmates into sexual acts in exchange for basic necessities like soap and toothbrushes. Hidden cameras placed in Barin's office from June to October by investigators filmed the chaplain in the act of abusing inmates.

Considering the church's track record on priests who raped children—move 'em from parish to parish, let 'em rape again—this guy's job is probably safe.


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Pope Peabrain 1
It must be hard to hear confessions with a cock in your mouth.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 21, 2012 at 8:14 AM · Report this
@1 actually that is the cream - the "plat de résistance" - hearing your inmate beg forgiveness from you - for the sin of oral sexual congress with another man while you inflict said congress upon him simultaneously.

The power to cause the sin and the power to absolve the sin all while getting to suck cock.
Posted by jnonymous on November 21, 2012 at 8:24 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 3
Did the church ever get around to excommunicating Hitler? Needless to say I wouldn't be holding my breath for any action taken against this guy
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 21, 2012 at 8:28 AM · Report this
As you may know, November is a busy time for Father Roy Bourgeois. His organization, SOA Watch, just wrapped up the annual protest to close the School of Assassins and commemorate the 1989 massacre at the Universidad Centroamerican in El Salvador. Why am I bringing him up here? Despite all this good work, the Catholic Church has excommunidated him for supporting the ordination of a woman.
Posted by LML on November 21, 2012 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 5
@2 Kinky! That's so kinky, even I didn't think of it!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM · Report this
Skye Blu 6
They'll just say they're prisoners and either are lying to make the poor priest look bad, or if they admit it happened that they clearly deserved it.
Posted by Skye Blu on November 21, 2012 at 8:50 AM · Report this
@6 And the video taken with the cameras hidden in the priest's office by investigators? Who are you going to believe, the Church or your lying eyes?
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on November 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Iono. This guy had sex with grown men. Yes, it was an enormous abuse of power, so perhaps that counts for something, but I'm afraid it's still only rape of kids that's a sacrament. So he'll probably get defrocked. But not excommunicated no. This is just a sin, not a grievous one.
Posted by Sili on November 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Tough call. It's sex with grown men so they could defrock him for being "gay". Being gay is still a sin. Sex with kids is a job requirement.
Posted by Root on November 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM · Report this

Danny and the HomoSecularAtheists see this as a "bad bad Catholic Church" story.

The Real World sees this as a "Homosexuals are disgusting creeps who destroy every institution they infest" story.
Posted by dispatches from the Real World on November 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM · Report this
This is dreadful. One would have though that the Church would have learned to deal harshly with molesters in 2002 when the big molestation scandals broke. The Church has always been slow to learn.
Posted by DRF on November 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM · Report this
@10 a lot of Catholics see this is another example of hypocritical and unethical behavior by an instituition trapped in its self-generated web of arrogance, deceipt, lies, and corruption. Some of us still hope that the small amount of good the church's members do can continue while the heirarchy self-immolates and new thinking and governance can take over. I know, it probably wont happen...the best i hope for is that an 'american' catholic church can evolve quikly breaking free from roman dictates...maybe bankruptcy and/or legal troubles and lawsuits can force the business side of the church to create an entity in the US separate from Rome, and then the belief system evolve separately from Rome, kinda like other sects (Coptic) who have different rules, like allowing married clergy.
Posted by Cassette tape fan on November 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM · Report this
@2 Well, in your defense, you are a peabrain.
Posted by jnonymous on November 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 14
@I3 I think you meant @3.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this

Imagine, if one could magically erase all the clergy who have had sex with a male out of the church what a different institution it would be.....
Posted by john lennon on November 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Knat 16
@10: HomoSecularAtheist is redundant. By definition, to be an atheist (small "a", that's not a proper title) is to be secular, and of course we're all homos by extension, naturally.

Also, I wasn't aware that MTV was so hateful towards gays. But who the hell watches The Real World anymore anyway (or MTV, for that matter), other than those stuck in a time warp? So I guess it wouldn't matter to anyone other than you and the Catholic Church.

Anyway, in regards to this post:

Once this guy is formally charged, let's hope he gets thrown back into the same prison. I can't think of a more fitting punishment.
Posted by Knat on November 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM · Report this
Knat 17
*I meant convicted, not charged.
Posted by Knat on November 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
#9 - Sorry to be pedantic, but being gay is not a sin in the eyes of the Church. Acting on sexual impulses - gay or straight - outside of the sacrament of marriage is what is sinful.
Posted by catsnbanjos on November 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM · Report this
venomlash 19
@10: Fashion industry still alive and well.
Posted by venomlash on November 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM · Report this
And the victims in this case were African refugees. These monsters always attack people who are defenseless. Sickening.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM · Report this

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