POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Even when Catholic bishops admit their complicity in enabling sexual abuse, and their own archbishop refuses to support them, Pope Ratzinger won’t allow them to resign. Anyone who thinks the Catholic Church and Joseph Ratzinger are serious about controlling sexual abuse is in total delusion.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 12, 2010

Rachel Brown writes (AP-8/12/10) …

  • Auxiliary bishops Eamonn Walsh and Raymond Field announced their resignations on Christmas Eve, saying they hoped the gesture would help bring peace to the victims of sexual abuse.
  • The offer followed a report that archbishops had turned a blind eye to cases of abuse.
  • One priest admitted to sexually abusing over 100 children, while another acknowledged that he had abused on a fortnightly basis over 25 years.
  • Auxiliary bishops Walsh and Field initially denied their alleged role in hushing up one case of abuse, but then offered to quit after failing to receive support from the Archbishop of Dublin.
  • The Vatican has declined the offer, so they will remain in their jobs, but with revised responsibilities.

Read the entire article at … http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/12/2980542.htm?section=world

LMW COMMENT …

Even when Catholic bishops admit their complicity in enabling sexual abuse, and their own archbishop refuses to support them, Pope Ratzinger won’t allow them to resign. Anyone who thinks the Catholic Church and Joseph Ratzinger are serious about controlling sexual abuse is in total delusion.

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