AMSTERDAM: The Dutch Catholic Church and the Salesian order say they will investigate revelations one of the order’s priests served on the board of an organization that promotes pedophilia — with the knowledge of the order’s top official in the Netherlands.
The official, delegate Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that the priest identified as “Father Van B” served on the board of the “Martijn” organization , which advocates adult-child sex. However, Spronck’s superior in Belgium says he will probe both Spronck and Van B, after Spronck was quoted as saying such relationships aren’t always harmful.
Church spokesman Pieter Kohnen said that even with sex abuse scandals, this case was “unbelievable” .
Err.. were these the asses who claimed that they were bringing civilisation to the heathens of India? The Independent of UK reports:
The British aristocracy consumed human flesh, a new book on medicinal cannibalism reveals.
The well-off in Britain and Europe swallowed parts of the human body, including its flesh, blood and bones, as medicine until the end of the 18th century.
Even as they denounced the cannibals of the New World, they applied, drank, or wore powdered Egyptian mummies, human fat, flesh, bone, blood, brains and skin. Dr Richard Sugg, a Durham University academic, writes: “James I refused corpse medicine; Charles II made his own; and Charles I was made into corpse medicine. Users included Francis I, Elizabeth I’s surgeon, John Banister, William III, and Queen Mary.”
I guess when you are trained from childhood to eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ, cannibalism would come naturally to Christians.