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Pope orders Vatican officials to tackle child sex abuse scandals
Pope Francis has directed the Vatican to act decisively on ecclesiastic sex abuse cases and take measures against paedophile priests, saying the Catholic church's credibility was on the line.
The announcement was quickly dismissed by victims' advocates as just more talk. "Once again ‚Ä¶ a top Catholic official says he's asking another top Catholic official to take action about paedophile priests and complicit bishops," said Barbara Dorris, an official of Snap, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, a US-based organisation....
Ok, so first of all, I just came back to the SA app after stopping by the website for a bit of reading. The SA app is so stripped down compared to the normal site where this forum looks so different...I can see links and all. Anyway, Jim...since you took the time, I read both articles and they, especially the 1st one were sobering. I see what you mean as far as the hopelessness of investigations that will never go any farther than the well planned public statement. The 1st article with the individual cases was pretty sickening, and these are only a very few of who knows how many now open or still hidden. Yes, celibacy is a huge problem, but I really wonder if the rampant homosexuality would be any less, even if they were allowed to marry. I have to assume that they are just homosexuals, period, allowed to marry or not, because they seem to love the boys over the girls by 9-1. The whole scene is pretty gross.
Many bishops are perverted Satanists (who would have made good SS men in a different time period.) But, some of this I would expect you might have suspected Chris, If you're still in contact with some Catholic laity, you should at least tell them about, SNAP---Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests if their children get abused, and help them make thePilgrimage From Rome
I don't konw if you have a link there, but I'll check later. I usually read entire articles but really didn't see the need for this one. I know what others think, but I am just hoping that he will interject himself into the investigation, taking a hands on approach and digging deep. Yes, any parents and adult victims should have gone, and should go to the police 1st, and the church 2nd...then and now. I can't believe the homosexuality and pedophilia that has gone in within this system for on very long. I know anything can happen anywhere and to anyone, but this is much, much different, being basically accepted, expected, and hidden for so long.
Say, there are some good articles in the right side panel when I was typing this up on Romish priests, I would suggest take a look at those as well as the main article. But no, the Red Pope, needs to do something about Clerical Celibacy.
I really hope thos isn't just more talk. He seems like the type of guy who really means what he says concerning this. I just hope he spearheads the efforts and remains an active participant in the ongoing effort to clean out the Roman machine of the rampant filth.