`'The Holy Father recommended that the congregation continue the line sought by Benedict XVI, to act with determination in regard to cases of sexual abuse," the Vatican said.
I’d add liberals and anti-Christians to your list..
I really think that you don’t know what you are talking about with your statement. I am a practicing Catholic and I am thoroughly disgusted with the way the Catholic church has handled all the abuse cases.
Did you miss the recent article about the former Archbishop (?) from California who was “punished” for covering up for priests that were abusing children? He got removed from administrative duties, but remains a “priest in good standing”. If the church was taking care of the situation, he would not be allowed to be a priest anymore either. It makes me sick that someone who is found guilty of covering up these abuses can still be considered worthy enough to perform mass. It is disgusting and I’m sure not something that God approves of.
Unfortunately there are many many examples of how the church has let us all down. Too many Catholics are making excuses and pretending that the little that they are doing is enough. I applaud Pope Francis for finally making this an important issue.
Vatican City, 5 April 2013 (VIS) This morning the Holy Father received in audience Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A communique released by that dicastery reads that, during the course of the audience, various issues pertaining to the Congregation were discussed. In particular, the Holy Father recommended that the Congregation, continuing along the lines set by Benedict XVI, act decisively with regard to cases of sexual abuse, first of all by promoting measures for the protection of minors, as well as in offering assistance to those who have suffered abuse, carrying out due proceedings against the guilty, and in the commitment of bishops' conferences to formulate and implement the necessary directives in this area that is so important for the Church's witness and credibility. The Holy Father assured that victims of abuse are present in a particular way in his prayers for those who are suffering.
Correct. The asshats enjoy the baseless potshots simply because they’re ignorant, bitter asshats.
And yet, Cardinals Mahoney and Law still have their priestly faculties.