A complete and disgusting white wash by the Catholic church.
The only thing missing from there unrepentant report is, “the children were just asking to be raped.”
I have to go throw up now.
depends on your definition of “pedophile”.
I agree with you. This is a whitewash, setting up “tropes” i.e. straw men, and then defeating those strawmen, leaves you where we started. There was systematic tolerance of sexual abuse of minors by priests, over generations, and nothing was done about it until the media got involved.
The only thing missing from there unrepentant report is, the children were just asking to be raped.
You didn't even read far enough to see who wrote the report. Nothing like being open to information.
This article was done by National Review— not the Catholic Church. Did you miss that fact?
Gay infiltration of Catholic Church: Check, once a success, now failed
Gay infiltration of Boy Scouts: Check, failed
Gay infiltration of Military: Check, Maybe
Gay infiltration of adoption agency: Check on same-sex adoption, yet to be appreciated
I would have expected a religious order to recognize that raping a child is fundamentally a sinful behavior, before they would believe it to be aberrational behavior. It should be a warning sign to everyone that if a religious order looks to "the Psychs" for expert advice on dealing with known sinful behavior, instead of looking in their Bibles for solutions, they prove themselves to be scripturally deficient if not illiterate....We should not expect "psychological treatment" will end sinful behavior. That's what many bishops have believed, however, and look at what fruit it has yielded - $3,000,000,000 awarded in damages and settlements by Catholic dioceses within the United States alone.
-- Alex Murphy, May 20, 2009
[Faithful Departed author Philip] Lawler points out that while less than five percent of American priests have been accused of sexual abuse, some two-thirds of our bishops were apparently complicit in cover-ups. The real scandal isn't the sick excesses of a few dozen pedophiles, or even the hundreds of priests who had affairs with teenage boys -- the bulk of abuse cases. No, according to Lawler, it is the malfeasance of wealthy, powerful, and evidently worldly men who fill the thrones -- but not the shoes -- of the apostles. In case after case, we read in their correspondence, in the records of their soulless, bureaucratic responses to victims of psychic torture and spiritual betrayal, these bishops' prime concern was to save the infrastructure, the bricks and mortar and mortgages. Ironically, their lack of a supernatural concern for souls is precisely what cost them so much money in the end.
-- from the thread Kneeling Before the World
"The Dublin Archdiocese's preoccupations in dealing with cases of child sexual abuse, at least until the mid-1990s, were the maintenance of secrecy, the avoidance of scandal, the protection of the reputation of the church and the preservation of its assets," said the report. "All other considerations, including the welfare of children and justice for victims, were subordinated to these priorities. The archdiocese did not implement its own canon law rules and did its best to avoid any application of the law of the state"....
-- from the thread Pope calls Irish church leaders to Vatican to discuss abuse report
Either you did not read it or you had your ideology determined before you got past the title.
Why not read the report instead of just assuming what it says? Just because it concludes that Catholicism is not the reason for abuse does not mean it is a white wash. It showed very clearly that the consequences of disregarding constant Christian moral teaching on the matters of sexuality lead to the crisis.
What is your particular fascination with this subject? It seems that you are drawn to this discussion by some unclean attraction because every time this subject appears you are one of the first and most prolific attackers of the Church.
If your sense of outrage is legitimate why do you so rarely post against abortion or give equal time to those many, many things the Church has done well? All of this suggests your problem isn't with the abuse, but with the Church itself and you hold it to a much higher standard than other organizations.
You might find that the quality of your reactions to posted articles benefits from actually reading the content.