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To: Mrs. Don-o
This has been well known to the rest of the world for years so it's not a question of rush to judgment and execution.

What are the Catholic faithful to do? The Monsignor doesn't act, the Bishop won't act and the Pope doesn't give evidence he even notices.

“So keep your eye on the man who DOES have that authority: Garcia's religious superior, Abp. Palma”

He has greater authority than Benedict to remove a sex abuser from serving? Please do show me that canon law, the one that says the Pope cannot recall or reassign or remove from office a confessed molester... and do so immediately.

15 posted on 09/25/2012 6:44:16 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
I'm not a canon lawyer, it's one hour past my bedtime, and I'm getting up at 5:00. I do know Palma has the authority and --- if these facts are correct --- the duty, to suspend Garcia's exercise of priestly ministry immediately.

Cebu City and all the 2,000+ other Catholic dioceses, could not effectively be under the Pope's personal, solo, immediate competence unless he were --- well, omnicompetent and omniscient. This is as I understand it. You might want to ask Ed Peters about this at his Canon Law Blog (Link). I just tried to go there, but for some reason it is not showing up legibly on my screen.

Let me know what you find out.

Still praying for bricks.

Peace & G'Night!

16 posted on 09/25/2012 7:10:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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