Anti-Catholic(?) Message Spray Painted on School


#1

I teach at a Catholic High School and was led to this site while seeking answers about words that were spray painted on the exterior walls of the school. The message is a foot tall in bright magenta and reads " crimine solicitationeas" . We are all at a loss as to WHY someone would do this and what it implies?
Any ideas?


#2

A google search led me to the following archived thread on this site:

Catholic Answers Forums > Archive > Archive > Benedict XVI: 2005 “Crimine Solicitationies”?

Think it helps decodes what could be meant.


#3

Check this out:
forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=51703

I think that pertains to it. At first I thought it was strange that vandals could spray paint in Latin, till I noticed that the second word was mis-spelt.

I’m guessing this is just anti-Catholicism from people who are idiotic enough to think that the priestly abuse thing is widespread. It isn’t; it’s quite rare, but I guess we can’t expect much logic coming from these bizarre people anyway.


#4

I don’t know latin, but googling a bit turns up a lot of hits for this spelling: Crimen sollicitationis.


#5

Thanks for the information. We all feel a little threatened. I think I mispelled it! It is is “criminia solicitationease” if that changes its meaning? It is also followed by the word SORRY.


#6

Thanks for the information. Your correct spelling “Crimine Solicitationies” led to a website that seems to explain the issue involved. The fact that the message is followed by the spray painted word “SORRY” implies a request for an apology from the Church regarding sex abuse cases. A google search of Father Tom Doyle provides some insight…


#7

I certainly hope it has been reported to the local authorities. Law enforcement agencies collect data such as this in case there is a pattern. Criminal activity must be reported… they will assist you in determining the meaning.
God bless you~


#8

If Catholic children had to study Latin, they would not commit the howlers they do. Here it is spelt properly:

[LIST]
*]crimen sollicitationis[/LIST]The crime of solicitation is committed when a priest uses the confessional in order to tempt a female penitent to become his mistress.

The plural is
[LIST]
*]crimina s.[/LIST]
Hope that helps :slight_smile:


#9

YES ! The police are investigating.


#10

I,m sorry, I know this is serious, but is anyone else reminded of the graffiti scene in “Life of Brian”?
“Romanes eunt domus”


#11

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