SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups
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(04-22-2020, 08:01 PM)Sacred Heart lover Wrote: Well, like I said in the OP, I hated posting this but I knew the info was going to be going around anyway and wanted to give it an opportunity to be clarified by those here who might have more info.

There are no sacred cows, and things need to be sorted out as best we can.

Amen.

I think this shows us that the whole "Freedom of the Press" and "Free Speech" can easily be abused when people do not have Virtue or they think they have Virtue, but it is not balanced.

For a short time I lived in New Zealand earlier in my life. For all of it's problems, one thing I initially thought was stupid was "name suppression" where the press was legally prohibited from naming a person charged with a crime or under investigation for a crime. The case could be reported, the victim could speak out (without identifying the accused directly or indirectly), but the identity of the person who was accused was protected. It all seemed backwards and "hush hush".

I came to appreciate it, however, since that allows police and investigators and courts to study the actual allegations. Thus people feel more free to make accusations without risking backlash or names being sullied, the police can investigate without risking the good name of an accused, and the accused has much more of a likelihood of an unbiased jury. The press cannot sully the person until they are declared guilty and the name suppression lapses.

I fully understand that there are priests, and may be even SSPX priests who are predators and have done evil things. I understand that, perhaps the dioceses and religious societies cannot be trusted to fairly investigate and treat the cases, but when then not a means for true investigation without detraction or calumny?

If a man's secret crimes are publicized it is detraction. If a man's false but alleged secret crimes are publicized it is calumny. Catholic morality can countenance neither, no matter the good that may come from this. No evil may be done that good come from it.

There must be a healthy balance between a wall of silence and the National Enquirer. That would not only help real justice be had, but also help victims to report things without fearing that they will get dragged through the mud on the way.

Imagine if that happened in the Pell case? The victim makes the claim, without the press knowing about who, the investigation happens, the trials happen, no trial by press, and when the court eventually finds Pell innocent, he goes back to as much normalcy as possible, rather than forever being stained. All people know is that the verdict was innocent and they don't even find out who.
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RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-22-2020, 04:00 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-23-2020, 12:31 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by MagisterMusicae - 04-22-2020, 08:26 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-23-2020, 12:38 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-23-2020, 02:28 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-23-2020, 03:22 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by JacksonE - 04-23-2020, 08:12 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-24-2020, 10:41 AM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by JacksonE - 04-24-2020, 01:20 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-24-2020, 03:13 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Maximian - 04-27-2020, 07:09 AM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-27-2020, 11:14 AM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Adventus - 04-24-2020, 05:25 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by piscis - 04-25-2020, 06:17 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by piscis - 04-25-2020, 06:31 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Fionnchu - 04-27-2020, 07:58 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Fionnchu - 04-28-2020, 04:50 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by Fionnchu - 04-28-2020, 04:55 PM
RE: SSPX Sex Scandals And Cover Ups - by piscis - 04-29-2020, 12:24 AM
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