POLITICAL observations & opinions

* only when bishops, cardinals and Pope Ratzinger himself are brought to trial for their criminal coverup of sexual abuse by priest will this matter be resolved

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 8, 2011

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Eric Kelsey writes for Reuters (4/7/11) …

  • Some 180,000 Germans left the Catholic Church in 2010, a 40%  jump over the previous year, as allegations that priests sexually abused children for decades shook the faith, a study said on Thursday.
  • In predominately Catholic Bavaria, Pope Benedict’s home state, departures rose by 70% in some dioceses. Those included Eichstaett and Augsburg, where Bishop Walter Mixa served from 1996 until resigning last year in disgrace.
  • Mixa has been accused of physically abusing minors over several decades, making homosexual advances to seminarians and misusing Church funds. Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation bishop of Augsburg in May last year.
  • The German Catholic Church has been thrown into crisis over cases of decades-long abuse alleged against clergy.
  • Top German Catholics, including Pope Benedict, have been accused of turning a blind eye to abuse cases.

read the entire article at … http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/04/07/more-german-catholics-quit-church-over-sex-abuse/

LMW COMMENT …

More than a blind eye, it seems indisputable that the bishops, cardinals and popes have purposely and knowingly committed criminal acts in covering up sexual abuse by priests in many countries. So far, a monsignor in Philadelphia is the highest ranking church official to be charged in criminal court. But only when bishops, cardinals and Pope Ratzinger himself are brought to trial for their criminal coverup of sexual abuse by priest will this matter be resolved.

see previous post …

* finally … the first U.S. prosecutor with the guts to prosecute the demons of the Catholic Church who have for so long covered-up the sexual abuse of children by priests … unfortunately, it seems that Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua is now beyond the reach of the criminal prosecution he likely deserves

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