ABC News blames Benedict XVI for abuse
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(03-18-2010, 11:18 PM)littlerose Wrote: Realistically, what does a Bishop know about accusations? He is relying on some combination of hearsay and how far his own investigation goes might or might not provide hard evidence.

It's not hearsay when the victim identifies his assaulter.
Quote:So he is placed in the postion of a judge. Judges let pedos go all the time.

Since when? Pedophiles receive some of the harshest punishments available. They have to let the public know they are a sex offender. They have to stay a certain amount of distance away from children. They can't live near schools. Murderers and robbers do time in jail and that's it. Sex offenders have to periodically check in with their probation officers even 50 years after the incident; they are marked for life.
Quote:And in fact, in the uSA (I don't know about Germany) if you refer a pedo to a counselor, the counselor is required to report activity of that sort and so it is a roundabout way of getting the authorities in on it.

And then that pedophile is put through the system where he becomes a registered sex offender.
Quote:I am no softee on pedos, but I am tired of the hypocrisy of the media because there is so much going on outside the church you can't even call those hypocrites "whited sepulchres" because a sepulchre at least keeps walls around the dung.

I understand your position but we do no good putting the blame anywhere else other than the pedophiles and the leadership that allowed them to continue assaulting children. Of course the media is going to report on sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. There are over 1 billion Catholics in the world. The Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the world. The Catholic Church leads from the front so of course it's going to take its knocks. I don't like it either, but we have to accept the fact that the Church is going to face scrutiny.

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