To: Dr. Eckleburg
You have been corrected in your deliberate misrepresentations many times. Crimen solliciationis
only covers crimes committed during Confession. Thus it applies to only a handful of the cases. The oath of secrecy only applies to the internal church judicial process. Victims were always able to make a criminal report to the police. You have conveniently, and dishonestly, left out the next sentence from para. 13: "To none of these, however, is there subjection to a censure, unless by chance the person himself, for his accusation, his deposition or of his violation (Excussionis?) [or such] by act." Accusers and witnesses are expressly exempted from penalties for violating the oath. Thus your statement that Rome has made it an excommunicable offense to go to anyone other than someone within the church hierarchy with accusations against a priest is an outright lie.
The "prescription" is silence by all involved.
This falsehood I will chalk up to your ignorance of canon law and its technical terms. "Prescription" is the criminal action "prescribed" by law. The question of its time period is what in U.S. law is call the "statute of limitations".
It seems to escape your understanding that the whole purpose of Crimen sollicitationis and canon law is due process and punishment in internal criminal investigations which run parallel to the normal criminal investigations by the state.
To: Petrosius; Antoninus
Do not make this thread "about" individual Freepers. That is also a form of "making it personal."
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
The Vatican’s own words betray your weak defense of the indefensible.
posted on 02/12/2011 12:53:39 PM PST
by Dr. Eckleburg
("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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