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Another abuse scandal rocks the Catholic Church

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Avoid scandal. Use euphemisms. Ask inadequate questions. Lock complaints away in a “secret archive.” Above all, don’t tell the police.

Those are some of the tactics that leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania used to conceal child sexual abuse by priests over a period of 70 years, according to a grand jury report. “It’s like a playbook for concealing the truth,” said the grand jury, whose investigation identified more than 1,000 sexual abuse victims in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/pennsylvania-child-abuse-catholic-church.html
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In 2002, something similar happened. The Boston Globe published an explosive report: 87 Catholic priests had abused children for 30 years. Since then, hundreds of cases have come to light year after year. All of them with something in common: the rapists were protected by the upper echelons of the church while the victims were ignored. The report provided the inspiration for the acclaimed film Spotlight.
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What are your thoughts on the matter? Will the Catholic Church ever be able to reform from within?
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How can you call these man priests? Or even"men of God"? They are not even Christians... if they were really Faith-filled and religious people, they would have never done this
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Men are men , even serving our dear Lord, what is this world coming to?
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Why anyone gives any form of respect or time to any form religion or the representatives of those religions is beyond me.
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Why anyone gives any form of respect or time to any form religion or the representatives of those religions is beyond me.
Bunch of hypocrites. Preach one thing but practice something completely different and utterly disgusting.
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why anyone gives any form of respect or time
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Why aren’t these priest in jail, if it was my son or etc. they would be under the jail if that’s one rule of the Catholic Church, that’s just wrong
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Put them all in jail. The criminals and the whole church who protected these criminals. they are just as guilty. If they were common folks, they would all be in jail. There’s no justice and all these priest know that hell is just a fairy tail. They are lying rapists in golden robes.
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Maximum abuse cases belong to the religion assembly hall. And this is the biggest issues in the world.
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Where is the #MeToo movement for all these thousands of children over the last several hundred years???
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Churches should be shut down anyway, waste of space on every block.
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Sounds like they would fit in perfectly on the U.S. Supreme Court
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You have an institution where a person with pedophile tendencies can find a secure position that retains power and prestige in the community, an arguably “asexual” social reputation, frequent and close contacts with children and youngsters over whom they have authority and sometimes even reverence or blind obedience, an usually unsuspected social role and behavior which was not traditionally associated with risks of sexual abuse against children, and voilà!
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