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Friday, November 27, 2009

Thou shalt not molest children and cover it up

What is it with the Catholic Church and covering up the abuse of children? What’s with that? Is it because there is no specific ‘Thou shalt not molest children and cover it up’ in the 10 commandments?

Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up
A damning report into child abuse in the Dublin archdiocese has criticised the Catholic Church hierarchy for covering up the abuse. The report investigated how Church and state authorities handled allegations of child abuse against 46 priests. It found that the Church placed its own reputation above the protection of children in its care. It also said that state authorities facilitated the cover-up by allowing the Church to operate outside the law. Reacting to the report, the current Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said "no words of apology would ever be sufficient" and offered "to each and every survivor, my apology, my sorrow and my shame for what happened to them".

Whenever I listen to that funny bloke in a dress get on his high horse to wag his moral finger around the world I fondly remind myself of this type of hypocrisy.

Perhaps if the Catholic church was a little less concerned with a woman’s right to an abortion or keeping gay people from getting married or preventing women from leading the church and a little more concerned with their Priests molesting children and covering it up the world would be a little bit closer to heaven.


At 27/11/09 8:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...



As I shall argue, the decline of the nation state and I do believe that is happening due to the end of the Cold War.Has led to the deterioration of the funding of the humanities due to a perceived crisis of legitimacy about what they teach against the appropriation by capital and the excesses of globalisation and americanisation and the flight of capital it takes with it.Despite a resurgence of nationalism
under the maori party, the nation state is declining and the process of expropriation by trans-national capital must cease.This is having a profound affect on the proletariat and its professoriat, leading to a lack of belief in humanity.The production of knowledge and the legitimacy of the knowledge they produce is under question.

At 30/11/09 9:02 am, Anonymous amelia said...

makes me proud to be an atheist.. bloody shocking, the irish also released "the Fern Report" a few years ago about the same abuse issue, the Irish priests that kept abusing in different parishes were eventually sent to South America as the last resort where they pretty much got all their wildest dreams catered to.. a strong large catholic, impoverished population with lots of little boys they could freely abuse.. and when the poor little latino families did complain a letter was sent saying if they spoke of it again they will suffer eternal damnation, signed off by god's rottwieller himself, the current pope.. Again.. proud to be an atheist.


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