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Thread #149850   Message #3488779
Posted By: Ed T
10-Mar-13 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
The child sex abuse scandal is not the only issue the RC chruch organization has to deal with. But, since it is significant, is not over and has not been dealt with properly with the organization, it will continue to publically brand (and dog) the RC church into the future.

Has the RC church organization clearly demonstrated that it have learned from their past mistakes? If no, here is advice for the next pope from one of the many abused:How the next pope can begin real change

Below are some examples (from the very many media reports) that indicate that many in the RC church still do not "get it" and continue down the path of denial, blaming the victims, using a variety of non-related situations to dillute the depth and impact of these crimes and "face up" to the true situation. These include approaches such as - blaming and demonizing the victims for the abuse, blaming the victims for profiting from the abuse (and resulting costs to parishes), making yourself seem the victim, claiming it meets some type of industry standard for child abuse, putting the blame on societies norms at the time, itself,claiming that it was in the past and recified, claiming it was already dealt with (when a few press statements/appologies does not make it so).   

The priest-abuser is the victim

Blame a permissive society