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1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:00:05 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Luke 17:2

It would be best for that person to be thrown into the sea with a large stone hung around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to lose his faith.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:02:48 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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Sad. Ireland stayed Catholic longer than most because of the history of English colonization and persecution there. But there have been numerous signs that that ancient, and freely chosen, tradition has been eroding.

The article goes on to say that Ireland no longer is officially a Catholic country. It does say that “If such a claim was based on freedom of religion, the courts might be called on to decide the issue.” But it goes on to say that probably the courts would decide against any such appeals.

Persecutions coming against the Church in Ireland? Nothing new about that, but it will certainly be new if the Irish themselves are planning to be responsible.

It is, of course, not the case that the privacy of the confessional can be used to cover up crimes. That is not the purpose of confession. For instance, in this case a priest would normally refuse to give absolution if there was a substantial threat that more children might be injured in the future, until the person confessing had agreed to make proper amendment and disclosure.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:08:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Forcing paedophiles not to confess their grave sins?

How does that help children?

Answer: it doesn’t. It’s just an attack on the Church under a false flag.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by agere_contra
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Government is the religion of the sociopath.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 8:33:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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