Monday, May 14, 2012

Hypocrisy in the Catholic Church

Atheist Evolution has an interesting article on clergy sexual abuse and the Catholic Church in Ireland called Vatican Supports Culture of Secrecy with Child Abuse. He goes after Cardinal Brady, who failed to do the right thing, which was protect the children.

It is not in the scope of his duty to report child molesters to the authorities??

It is not in the scope of his duty to pass on information to anyone outside the church officials?

It is not even in the scope of his duty to inform the PARENTS of the possibility that their children might be in danger? (he interviewed the children, but did not pass on the danger that he discovered during those interviews)

It’s worth a read.


Anonymous said...

The Catholick church can lick my balls...figuratively, after I haven't showered for a few days.

krissthesexyatheist said...

The what is his duty. What is duty as a human. doesn't that trump the duty of clergy. So fuckin' sad.


Grung_e_Gene said...

Back in Feburary, Timothy Dolan speaking for the Conference of Catholic Bishops proclaimed the president’s plan will require “careful moral analysis” and hoped "our religious freedom are not harmed by these regulations."

Religious authority. "Moral Analysis". What a joke. The same day the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops was frightened loose women would get contraceptives, previously sealed documents filed in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy listed at least 8,000 new instances of child sexual abuse by 100 alleged offenders - 75 of them priests, all of them previously unidentified.

ReasonBeing said...

The Church is really going down the gutter quickly...which is fine in my book--if only they could leave the kids out of it. Maureen Dowd has a great piece on the Church in the NY Times today. Well worth a read.