Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #1
    Link

    Face palm. It makes me so angry how high up this goes in the Church. Why aren't these church officials prosecuted?

     
  2. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
    #3
    The church is untouchable, you know the rdowns. They can do no wrong.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #4
    They're untouchable, but they can do the touching.
     
  4. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
    #5
    Wouldn't have it any other way!
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #6
    The Vatican no longer has any moral authority. This just keeps getting worse, doesn't it?

    And if they keep trying to blame this on gay people, I'm gonna scream.
     
  6. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
    #7
    They'll find a way to do it.

    What they can do is perhaps let priests get married and have sex. You know, like normal human beings. :rolleyes:
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #8
    This s*** is really getting old.
     
  8. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
    #9
    Well, it is pretty much 2000 years old...
     
  9. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    London, England
    #10
    I'm so goddamned sick of the vatican and their endless stream of BS. I really wish it could be banned because they do FAR more harm than good and miraculously get away with all of it.

    Heh. Indeed.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #11
    Heh, I gurantee you if this priest had consentual sex with 200 adult women, the Vatican would've been quick to defrock him.
     
  11. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #12
    Anyone else goes to jail for 30-40 years... priests get to pay people off.
     
  12. niuniu macrumors 68020

    niuniu

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Location:
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    #13
    These guys run around claiming they do the will of a God or some s**t, and people take it seriously? Last I heard that was a sure sign of a mental disorder. Lock all these pervert creeps up and keep them out of politics. They're rich too, well at least in Europe they are. Deep pockets and people are going homeless in the next street. Will of God my backside.

    You know what would be a good start, legislation that subjects religious claims to the same burdens of proof that lie in science.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #14
    Agreed that the Catholic Church has mishandled the many priest molestations. They should kick the priest out and help support criminal prosecutions.
     
  14. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

    Macaddicttt

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2004
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #15
    My understanding of this case was that civil authorities investigated in the 70s when it was going on and dropped the case. The Vatican was notified 30 years later, and didn't investigate since civil authorities already had and dropped the case.

    If I'm misunderstanding the situation, then the Vatican made a serious, nearly unforgivable misstep.

    And for all those who think that this really affects the moral standing of the Catholic Church in the eyes of Catholics, look up Alexander VI. He was far worse than any other pope, yet Catholics still follow the Church's teachings.

    I don't think many people on this forum understand the basis of the Catholic Church's moral authority. It certainly isn't based on the actions of the Vatican.
     
  15. Sydde macrumors 68020

    Sydde

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    #16
    Someone help me understand this:

    Excuse me? It would seem that he had none of that left. Or was it (from what I gather from the story) because there was no actual buggery going on, just hand-jobs? Was he simply providing instruction in sexuality?

    This is also troubling to me:
    And that was it? No other kind of prosecution? I get that forgiveness is important to church teachings, but these were freaking crimes, for christ sake (so to speak).
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #17
    I certainly hope not. They have no morals.
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #18
    They normally change them to another location, a remote one usually. Catholic church is a stubborn one.

    See Dark Ages for more details.
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #19
    Sinead O'Connor had it right in the first place:

    http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_En...ent_News/Sinead_OConnor_Investigate_the_Pope/
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #20
    More from Sinead O'Connor:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/25/AR2010032502363.html

    An interesting read.
     
  20. IntheNet macrumors regular

    IntheNet

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    #21
    I personally don't think her word is of relevance here; she's complained against the Church for many years as a way to justify her immoral lifestyle.
     
  21. renewed macrumors 68040

    renewed

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Location:
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
  22. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

    GfPQqmcRKUvP

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    Terminus
    #23
    So just because she's a lesbian that absolves the wrongs that the catholic church (small "c") has done?
     
  23. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

    TechieJustin

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
  24. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

    #25
    Of course. She should have been either fed to the wolves at birth, stoned to death, or burned at the stake. Right? Dear gods and little fishes, man! Can you not take just one moment, put your political BS glasses aside, draw a deep breath, and ***** THINK for yourself???? Come on!!! She is talking about little children abused by priests!! Stop jerking your knee in reaction, and actually THINK!

    Best of luck to you.
     

Share This Page