With all of the hard work that Pope Francis has been doing to restore some faith in the Vatican for Catholics and non-Catholics alike, still there comes along a story that just throws another menacing storm cloud over the Catholic Church.  A new report indicates that the Italian authorities are investigating a priest or priests running a ring of “rentboys.”  That means basically that the priests were pimping out little boys and that other priests knew where to come for a quick fix when they needed one.

Sounds pretty bad?  Well there is a bright side…the boys were paid for their sexual acts.  So, according to these reports, the Vatican actually has little boy prostitutes in its service.

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We’ve addressed the problems with Catholic priests and the whole child molestation thing many times before here at Common Sense Conspiracy.  We feel strongly that there is some connection with celibacy and these monstrous acts, although we don’t know exactly how that relationship works.  What is always frightening about reports like this is that it indicates that it might be even more widespread of a practice than we already thought.  It’s sufficiently more dramatic to think that priests regularly call the pimp for a Vatican rent boy than to think that they just were overcome with some sort of emotion when they were around a little boy and jumped on him.  Or is it?  Oh wait…it’s all disgusting, immoral, anti-Christian, and completely impossible for a normal human being that does not think it is a good idea to molest young children to understand.

On the bright side, we feel that there are probably hundreds upon hundreds of good Catholic priests that would never dream of touching a little boy in a million years.  What is a shame is that all of those good ones will always be regarded with suspicion by the outside world because of the reputation damage that has already been done by others in their shared religious profession.

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