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Thread #134382   Message #3060132
Posted By: Smokey.
23-Dec-10 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
You can assume that all of these church officials are bad, bad people and they need to be punished to scare people into not doing this in the future

No-one assumes that, Joe. The guilty need to be separated from the innocent, then the guilty need to be punished, not only to deter others, but also for the sake of the victims and to protect the public. This would do both the Church itself and its more innocent members a big favour in terms of credibility. Justice must be seen to be done, and if the Church has any sense or conscience, it should be seen to do everything possible to support that.