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Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Aug-18 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Steve Shaw says:
  1. I would like to see is the Church ruthlessly and publicly outing every priest who is known to be or suspected to be a child abuser, now or in the past, dead or alive, all details handed to the police.
  2. And all good Catholics, the Pope included, should disown the sainting of John Paul II, during whose long rule thousands of people continued to suffer abuse at the hands of his priests.
I'd agree with you on both, Steve. I think the Catholic Church is finally answering your first request quite well in most places. I never have had any respect for John Paul II, but I'm afraid I'm in the minority in the Catholic Church on that. I often find the Catholic Church to be alarmingly conservative, and John Paul II fit in well with that. Sometimes, I'm not so sure how well I fit in.

A little more on the letter from former Papal Nuncio Vigano that mg referred to - this morning, National Public Radio said Vigano's letter was homophobic and full of discrepancies.

-Joe-