“....And they forget that what took place in regards to child sex abuse took place in other places of worship and even in the schools as well.
Nobody forgets that. The issue has never been that abuse happened because everyone knows that abuse happens. Nobody can prevent someone determined to abuse from abusing. They will find a way. That is recognized.
What the problem is is what this article admits to; the mismanaging of the abuse.
The world at least, knows how to deal with homosexual rapists of children.
It’s called pressing charges, prosecuting them, and sending them to jail for a VERY long time, indefinitely at the least.
It’s too bad the RCC didn’t have the integrity to address the issue properly until the negative publicity from the world forced them to act. “
My position that I take is that, while those priests who abused children/young people MUST BE REMOVED AND PUNISHED as well as those who have ENABLED the abuse to take place in the first place.
Also at the smae time, a CRHISTIAN ROMAN CATHOLIC, I will not tolerate attacks being made against the rest of my Christian faith community just because of the horrilbe, horrible wrongs of a few.
Not just the wrongs of a *few*.
If it were within the laity, it would be different. It’s among the LEADERSHIP.
They are the Catholic church. You can’t have the church without it’s members. The members make up the church.
If they’re not pure, how can the church be?