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Thread #134382 Message #3056195
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Dec-10 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
OK, Bonnie. Tell us.
If you're so damn knowledgeable, tell us how to solve the problem of child molestation, once and for all.
I tried to be honest. I'm not covering up or denying anything. It's a problem I take very seriously, I've studied it for years, and it is still a puzzle for me.
I find no easy answers to this problem, but apparently you know all the answers.
So, why don't you just enlighten us all?
If you get the impression I'm angry, then your perception is correct. This is a horrible problem in the Catholic Church and in all of the western world, but it's not going to be solved if all people can do is point the finger of blame at each other.
In this case, there's no doubt that the molestation went on for a long time, from about 1978 to the early 1990s, even after Walsh was removed from the ministry in 1990. It didn't stop until Walsh was prosecuted in 1995 and convicted and sent to prison in 1996 - but that was 14 years ago. This is not a new case.