Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8381119.stm

    Disgusting, but not surprising.

    Thoughts?
     
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    The "church" just keeps hoping all this abuse annoyment would go away.
     
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    To be honest, if this is the level of cases that have come out, I can't imagine are still in the dark and will be there forever.
     
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    As an American Catholic of Irish descent, I say this is damning, shameful and absolutely positively unacceptable.

    I hope the Church cleans house and makes all culprits accoutable for their behavior under the law--once due process has been followed.

    I hope the victims are properly taken care of by the Church--financially, emotionally and spiritually.

    Bet you're surprised I feel this way, eh, Doggiebreath? :rolleyes:
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Many organisations cover up wrongdoing by their employees. It's why a lot of corporations won't call the cops when they discover internal fraud or if they suspect it they bring in discreet private investigators. When the evidence has been found they get rid of the offender quietly, that way no scandal.

    But the Catholic Church has form for this - by the way at least here so do the Anglicans (I think in the US they're Episcopalians?).

    The state in Ireland has to break free of the influence of the Catholic Church, it is a very powerful influence and for mine it has a lot to answer for. But then the Irish themselves have to come to grips with that too, they have allowed the Church to develop that level of influence. The state has to tell the Church that it is subordinate, not superordinate.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    I try to imagine the abuse of children by african churches and latin american clergy !
     
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    It is pretty bad when you go to confession and you have to ask the priest to confess first.
     
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    Absolution is a power trip, victims are not permitted to absolve.
     

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