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.
No, you are the one who hasn’t been paying attention. It was Ratzinger — even before he became pope — who battled obstructionists for years before he finally secured enhanced authority to discipline abusers being protected on the local level. Francis is merely instructing the CDF to carry on with Benedicts’s reforms, while Fox is pretending Benedict was the problem and the new guy is riding to the rescue.
Don’t get suckered by the msm — they are deeply ignorant of religious affairs and are hostile to the subject as a rule.
“It makes me sick that someone who is found guilty of covering up these abuses can still be considered worthy enough to perform mass.”
Watch, that statement come perilously close to Donatism.
I have seen this in every parish that I've gone to in my diocese. If you haven't, you need to get on the phone to your chancery NOW.
What you and your SNAP allies need to realize is that Francis' success in this area will not come from paying settlements to activist groups, but will come from his stated opposition to homosexuality. Continued action according to that belief will further eliminate the presence of gay clergy that exploded in the 60's and 70's.