Thursday, February 11, 2016

Slow hand-clap for the Catholic Church

Looks like the Catholic Church is learning lessons from the systematic sexual abuse of children under it's care over decades..... NOT!

In a recently released document, the Church tells newly appointed Bishops that it's "not necessarily" their duty to report accusations of clerical child abuse and that only victims or their families should make the decision to report abuse to police. Hold on a minute, are they saying that there are situations where abuse is confirmed or suspected and that shouldn't be communicated to the police by leaders of any organisation that becomes aware of it? The way these people set themselves apart from normal ethical and moral behaviour is utterly astonishing, the fact that they get away with it even more so.

I didn't pick the picture above at random, it shows Cardinal Pell, the most senior Australian Catholic; a more arrogant man you couldn't hope to meet. Pell, who is currently in Rome, is unable to return to his homeland to face questioning over some dubious paedophile priest "re-assignments" that he oversaw in the 1980's.. "due to health reasons". Let's hope Mr Pell get's well enough to face the music in due course, I'm sure the victims of abuse at the hands of his cohorts expect nothing less, then we shall see if any lessons have truly been learned.

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