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* new Irish report condemns Catholic Church for concealing abuse … plan to make it a crime to withhold knowledge … LMW: making bishops, cardinals and the pope himself criminal defendants is the only way to resolve these matters … the corrupt Church will not deal with the problem on its own

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 15, 2011

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Joseph Ratzinger, child molesters and enablers

Pope Joseph Ratzinger and the corrupt Church will not deal with child molesters and enablers

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from News.com (7/15/11) …

  • A government-sponsored report condemns the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland for what it describes as the church’s “inadequate” response to allegations of sexual abuse of children, and says high-ranking clergy helped conceal the abuse.
  • The report by an independent commission Wednesday says the rural diocese of Cloyne in southern Ireland and its bishop, John Magee, largely ignored claims of molestation, rape and beating of children by members of the church between 1996 and 2009.
  • It said the victims identified in the investigation were all of the opinion that in their meetings with higher church officials, the sole concern was the protection of the institution rather than the well-being of the children.
  • Justice Minister Alan Shatter pledged to pass a new law making it an imprisonable crime to withhold knowledge of suspected child abuse.

read the entire article at … http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/07/13/irish-report-condemns-catholic-church-for-concealing-abuse/

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LMW COMMENT … 

There is no surprise in learning that yet another bishop has purposely covered up the sexual abuse of children by priests within his jurisdiction. The Church hierarchy cares only about the church.

The good news is another step toward criminal punishment of those who enable the sick perversions to go on.  The Church has shown beyond any doubt that it will not correct the problem on its own.

Only when bishops, cardinals and the pope himself are prosecuted for their awful crimes will this situation get resolved.

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One Response to “* new Irish report condemns Catholic Church for concealing abuse … plan to make it a crime to withhold knowledge … LMW: making bishops, cardinals and the pope himself criminal defendants is the only way to resolve these matters … the corrupt Church will not deal with the problem on its own”

  1. Not to diminish the high crimes of the RCC but please examine the Jehovah’s Witnesses who go door to door and come on our property.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses pedophiles.

    Many court documents and news events prove that Jehovah’s Witnesses require two witnesses when a child comes forward with allegations of molestation within the congregation. Such allegations have customarily been treated as sins instead of crimes and are only reported to authorities when it is required to do so by law, (which varies by state). It has also been shown that child molesters within the organization usually have not been identified to the congregation members or the public at large.
    These people engage in a door to door ministry, possibly exposing children to pedophiles.

    Although the Watchtower Bible Tract Society claims that known pedophiles are accompanied by a non-pedophile in such work, there is no law stating that such a practice must be followed.

    The Watchtower corporation has paid out millions in settlement money already.

    Danny Haszard abuse victim
    dannyhaszard(dot)com

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