2,700 Calls In Three Days

That's what swamped the sex abuse hotline just set up in Germany for victims of priest-rape. Of course, we cannot know how many are genuine. But this is telling:

A team of psychologists and other experts have spoken with 394 people so far, ranging from several minutes up to an hour, Trier Diocese spokesman Stephan Kronenburg said. "Most callers reported cases of sexual abuse," he told The Associated Press.

And the Vatican blames gays and pro-choicers:

"The pope defends life and the family, based on marriage between a man and a woman, in a world in which powerful lobbies would like to impose a completely different" agenda, Spanish Cardinal Julian Herranz, head of the disciplinary commission for Holy See officials, was quoted as saying.

Unbelievable. And yet so not unbelievable.