Skip to comments.Catholic Intellectuals Back US Federal Gov’t Investigating Clerical Sex Abuse as ‘Necessary’
Posted on 11/09/2018 6:05:30 PM PST by marshmallow
November 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) In October, news broke that, in two instances, the U.S. Justice Department has taken steps pertaining to the Church's abuse crisis. It has now issued a subpoena to multiple dioceses in Pennsylvania to release documents concerned with sex abuse, and it has also now contacted the Diocese of Buffalo (New York) with a similar request. Additionally, the federal government has sent to all U.S. bishops a letter directing them not to destroy any relevant files pertaining to sex abuse.
Several Catholic intellectuals have commented on this development for LifeSiteNews.
The reaction among Catholics to this likely widening of federal investigations into the Church's sex abuse crimes to include a possible opening of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigations is varied, with some welcoming this development and others fearing it. LifeSiteNews reached out to three prominent and learned Catholics Father Joseph Fessio, S.J, Philip Lawler, and Donna Bethell asking them for comment. (Parts of the comments were initially used for an article in German, written for the Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost.)
For Father Fessio, the larger problem in addition to the abuse of minors is the homosexual culture which fosters such abuse. He says: Horrible as the abuse of minors is, the greater problem is the much larger one of which minor abuse is a small subset: Homosexual relations between consenting clerics and seminarians. And that too, is a subset of a pro-homosexual culture whose origins are in the rejection of Humanae Vitae. For him, the whole culture of secrecy and cover-up is an underlying phenomenon.
Phil Lawler who just published his new book on the sex abuse crisis called The Smoke of Satan sees a threat to the Church coming from these.......
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The faithful are by and large going nowhere.
The people who did this AND their enablers need to go to prison for a long, LONG time.
About damned time.
Bergoglio could care less how many homosexual predators are in the church. Any day now hell appoint New Jersey Archbishop Joseph Tobin, as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia, replacing one homosexual with another.
Meant to say hell appoint Tobin as the Archbishop of Washington, DC.