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Thread #164703   Message #3946455
Posted By: Thompson
27-Aug-18 - 05:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
"Best to take individual cases on their merits"? No. Not when an institution is riddled through and through with rot.

Before anyone shouts "Godwin!" may I make the comparison to the Nazis. This is like saying it's best to take every case of Jewish people being deported, robbed, tortured, murdered "on its merits".

The Catholic Church's hierarchy, from lay people to ordinary nuns and priests to Reverend Mothers, bishops, cardinals and popes, has been complicit in protecting abusers - like the priest,, who, instead of being investigated by police, was moved to drive the train at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World - a place where hundreds of thousands of children were available.

Not that the police were necessarily any less forelock-tugging and complicit.