Post any stories or commentary on church scandals in this thread only. This is primarily in order to stop the antics of the catholic church clogging up the forum. Any new threads will be closed or moved here.
No suprises here really:
"I deeply regret that this decision led to offences against youths. I apologise to all those who were harmed.” He did not indicate whether the convicted paedophile would be allowed to continue working in the church."
Yep, same old story. They probably took out insurance against compo claims, so nothing to worry about.
Methinks it might be time for an "RCC/Abuse" sticky.
At this stage it's just clogging up every page of the forum.
The Independent writes that Cardinal Brady is being sued.
Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/brady-only-the-pope-can-tell-me-to-go-450035.html#ixzz0iF87fHpM
He's not going to resign. TBH if there were any justice he should be imprisoned.
I cannot believe that he said that, that is shocking. It's not resignation he should be facing, it's criminal charges.
I just can't work out how these people's consciences function. I'm an atheist, supposedly moral free and I'd take a child in rather than leave them in a position where they risk abuse.
How can these people, important christians who represent all their religion stands for do such unfathomably awful things without regret or remorse. How can anyone trust these people? Or consider these people their link to god or worth supporting. It just defies all logic.
In the local shop today I noticed that this story was on the front of every paper besides some catholic one that was talking about media bias . Has anyone ever taken that amount of pressure and not resigned?
From what hes saying he thinks that hes more important than those children and he thinks that much should be obvious. I cant fathom it, he was there and he didnt come forward, his defense is that he didnt have to?!
That's because its hard to find an excuse for the inexcusable.
What exactly is his position legally? Surely he could be tried for aiding and abetting or something. It has to be a crime to be fully aware of ongoing sexual abuse and not report it to the police?