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Thread #134382 Message #3057068
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
19-Dec-10 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
""But the matter of the bishops is different. Many were callous and cruel and deceptive, and they deserve to be punished severely. But many were not so callous. Many (at least here in the U.S.) were quite sympathetic to victims, and provided generous compensation and paid for psychiatric treatment and referred the criminals to the police for prosecution.""
That's the best reason I've seen for investigating and prosecuting those responsible for the coverups.
It would sort the wheat from the chaff, and while punishing the guilty, it would exonerate the decent, honest, men of God, and also show that the Church is not institutionally corrupt.
Isn't that a resolution to be desired.
Left alone as you suggest Joe, this cancer will eat out and destroy the heart of the Catholic Church.