Pope’s preacher compares persecution of Catholic Church to pedophilia

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - 5:52 am PDT

At a Good Friday service attended by the Pope yesterday, Rev. Tamaraos Encarnalise quoted from the letter of a young boy friend of  his, saying the recent “disgusting attacks and allegations against the Catholic Church and the Pope” reminded him of “the more shameful aspects of pedophilia.”  Encarnalise went on to point out that the close proximity of Easter and Children’s Day this year prompted him to reflect on the similarities between the plight of the Church hierarchy as it reels from continued press scrutiny into its long history of covering up and enabling the rape of young boys, and the plight of young boys who are repeatedly raped by their priests and then told to keep silent about it.