Originally Posted by Min
...In canon law 401 it says that a bishop unable to fulfill his office for health or some other grave reason is "earnestly requested" to resign. The Pope as such doesn't have the authority to make him resign.
In the USA, the Obama administration's solicitor general said lower courts were wrong to conclude both that an abuser was acting within "the scope of his employment" and also that as his "employer," the Vatican could be sued. - http://www.catholiccourier.com/news/...abuse-lawsuit/
The fact is that in 2002, Cardinal Law in the EXACT
same circumstances as Brady is now, resigned.
For those that want a quick education go HERE
and click play.
Brady presently doesn't have the decency even to so this.
O' and for the record seeing as you brought up America, here is a list of churchs (with backup info links) presently that is filing for bankrupts so that they can avoid paying out for their victims there:
Archdiocese of Portland OR (filed 7/6/04)
Diocese of Tucson (filed 9/20/04)
Diocese of Spokane WA (filed 12/6/04)
Diocese of Davenport IA (filed 10/10/06)
Diocese of San Diego CA (filed 2/27/07)
Diocese of Fairbanks AK (filed 3/1/08)
Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus (filed 2/17/09)
Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD (announced 10/18/09)
Archdiocese of Milwaukee (filed 1/4/11)
Congregation of the Christian Brothers/Christian Brothers Institute/Christian Brothers of Ireland (filed 4/28/11)
case - and I CAN
provide links to verify the above, hell I'll give them though one link below... - the churches in America feared all the above court cases and files for chapter 11 instead to cover their asses.
And I additionally quote:
Sexual abuse litigation in the United States almost always ends in settlement. Until recently, the Catholic bishops dealt with the cases one-by-one and required confidentiality agreements as a condition of settlement. This strategy was apparently intended to keep victims from connecting with each other and to keep cases out of the media. The Kos trial in the late 1990s, with its large monetary award, confirmed the bishops in their fear of the courtroom. We know of 41 cases that have gone to trial since 1950 out of more than 3,000.
Want the link for the above? Here ya go: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/settlements/
The CIVIL cases that was taken for a period is listed on that link.
Pay attention to the section "Largest Settlements by Total Dollar Amount"
What did they pay out for those legal cases
in the states?
...And they were just the victims that came forward!
Back to Brady though!
Brady - not even as a priest - as a decent human being, if he ever was one, should have informed the Garda/police.
Good god man - that was the LAW!
The LAW. Something in prior state statue and theory he still could be arrested for alone.
(He won't, our current lot, like the last FF mob don't have the balls.)
Offences against the State Act 1939 Legislation states:
17.—(1) Every person who shall administer or cause to be administered or take part in, be present at, or consent to the administering or taking in any form or manner of any oath, declaration, or engagement purporting or intended to bind the person taking the same to do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—
( a ) to commit or to plan, contrive, promote, assist, or conceal the commission of any crime or any breach of the peace, or
( d ) to abstain from disclosing or giving information of the Commission or intended or proposed commission of any crime, breach of the peace, or from informing or giving evidence against the person who committed such an act.
So - and lets get this VERY STRAIGHT.
* He made kids shut up.
* He told the parents nothing.
* He broke the law in TWO countries by not reporting the activities of the pervert, to the Gardi or the Police.
..And the disgusting gobschite still won't resign where at least others previous in the same situation, had the grace to do!
In the aftermath of the Murphy report November 2009, he gave some of the bishops implicated in that truly shocking document a push out the door by saying: "If I found myself in the situation where I was aware that my failure to act had allowed or meant that other children were abused, well then I think I would resign."
Well guess what - he had failed to act and now he's backtracking to save his precious ass!
Pity he didn't think at previous times of other asses he could have protected - but he didn't!