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"All of us -- every single person has difficulty coming to understand what this really is and how prevalent it is in our societies across the world," said [Father Robert W. Oliver, a Boston priest], whose position includes monitoring and investigating cases of priests accused of sex abuse. When one first hears of a case of abuse, he said, "every single one of us begins with denial," which is why the entire church, at all levels, must make a concerted effort to educate its members about the reality of abuse and the best practices for protecting children....

....the greatest number of cases of suspected abuse reported to the doctrinal congregation in a single year was about 800 cases reported in 2004; in the last three years, he said, the number has remained steady at about 600 "from the whole world," with most of the abuse having taken place between 1965 and 1985....

....Father Oliver said, "those who continued to put before us that we needed to confront this problem did a service" and continually reminded the church that it had to deal with the scandal "with honesty and transparency."

1 posted on 02/08/2013 7:32:41 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Reaping what they sewed, and frustrated about being held accountable.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 7:54:52 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Alex Murphy
For crying out loud... how is this justified before God?

How can anyone claim that God acknowledges anything these "priests" do as being valid?

This may have been reported or noticed in the last 50 years but you'll never convince me that it all just started then. IMO, this has been going for a 1700 or more years.

Not trying to be rude to Catholics, but this is over the top. 6 out of 10 or even more of their "Priests" are homosexuals and I'm supposed to believe this is the church of God???

It is what it is, right? We're talking institutional pedophilia.

"single year was about 800 cases reported in 2004"

That reads like a 1970's B rated horror movie. 800 cases? And that's just what was reported.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 8:55:51 AM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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So they can't just stop enabling rapists and turn them over to the police. They have to ease into it gradually.

The Roman Catholic Church is still an international conspiracy to facilitate child rape, but they promise that will change, eventually. But let's not rush things.

Right?

8 posted on 02/08/2013 1:48:50 PM PST by Salman
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