25th July 2012

“If I told my GP I abused somebody, he would be obliged to report it and priests should have to do the same. It's still a crime.”

Patrick Casey

6 Responses to “25th July 2012”

  1. Dan Says:

    Penn State received a just and fair penalty for their coverup of a child abuse scandal, which was tiny when compared against the scale of the Catholic Church’s coverups and abuses. Why does the Catholic Church go unpunished in Ireland, the US, and elsewhere where abuses were most extensive?

    The refusal to penalize the Catholic Church accordingly amounts to complicit support of child abuse and perpetrating the violation of the weakest and most vulnerable parts of our society.

  2. TIGERLILY Says:

    The Catholic church is a POWERFUL world wide company with connections in the highest places .
    That’s why.

  3. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Colleges don’t cover up or commit crimes – people do. Football programs are just bricks, mortar, grass, words on paper, ideas. The people involved are who should be punished – beyond that you are just hurting more innocent people who had no involvement or knowledge of the situation and that compounds the tragedy. Current students and employees, business owners. It is just a kneejerk reaction to try and appease the screaming masses – Otherwise – why not go ahead and sanction the state of Pennsylvania – afterall that is where Penn State is and surely the whole state has benefited at some time in the past – even if it was just pride. So many people of the Catholic faith do not want to believe the problem is with the church at all they have “faith” that it is just a few bad apples.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Couldn’t agree more Dan. The mindless lemings that make up the faithful Catholic flock remind me of the loyal German citizens who knowingly accepted the worst conceivable behavior into their daily lives.

    Stanley Milgrim’s work is no where near complete.

    One reservation on Penn State: I certainly feel bad for the thousands of students, not involved in the scandal or even the football program, who will be adversely affected by the NCAA sanctions. The sport’s revenue helped all the students to some degree. Also any football player, particularly ones that may have accepted a scholarship and now have lost their opportunity at Penn State and perhaps another school they might have preferred attending. Just a rotten scandal committed by 1, covered up by a few, and certainly to different degree hurtful to so many.

    Different than the Catholic church in that so many didn’t know what was going on. No Catholic with any exposure to news could claim to be unaware of the clergy abuse cases over the last several decades.

  5. R J Says:

    DAN……………………………

    that whole mess with penn state would be laughable

    if it were’nt so pathetic. i’m glad they got their

    football program ripped apart.

    jerk bastrds.

  6. Dan Says:

    RJ,
    I’m agreeing with you. What I’m saying is that I am dissatisfied that the Catholic Church hasn’t received penalties that rip their Dioceses apart.