POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Pope Ratzinger says all institutions should be held to the same standard in preventing and reporting sex abuse … I agree … It’s time to arrest and convict the bishops, cardinals and popes who have participated in the cover-up of sexual abuse by priests

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 29, 2011

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send this man to prison, along with all of the bishops and cardinals who have enabled sexual abuse by covering up and transferring the sick priests who have abused children

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Francis X. Rocca writes in the Washington Post (11/28/11) …

  • Pope Benedict XVI told bishops from New York state that “all other institutions” in society should be held to the same “exacting standards” as the Roman Catholic Church in preventing and reporting sex abuse.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/pope-others-should-be-held-to-same-abuse-standards/2011/11/28/gIQA692f5N_story.html

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LMW COMMENT …

  • Pope Ratzinger is absolutely correct.
  • All institutions should be held to the same standard in preventing and abusing sex abuse.
  • In the case of the Catholic Church, this should mean charging and convicting the bishops, cardinals and popes who have participated in the cover-up of sexual abuse by priests.
  • Unfortunately, I haven’t heard this as part of the Pope’s message.

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