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Re: Vatican prosecutor condemns Church’s (1,700 year old) ‘deadly culture of silence’ over clergy child abuse
posted at 2/9/2012 8:46 PM EST
Since historically no such thing happened what is your point? Historically these claims are clearly documented. The difference today is MONEY. TRAIL LAWYERS PULLING MONEY OUT OF 1% OF THE CHILD ABUSE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE BOPANOWITLESS. There are so many better places to stop child abuse. But they do not make SOO MUCH MONEY.
Spin of the day?
posted at 2/10/2012 9:26 AM EST
Reporters can often extract from second-hand and third-hand accounts of events whatever spin they wish. Reuters reporter Philip Pullella has a track-record of seeking out the extreme and salacious at the expense of significance, although he does not seem to stretch as far as discredited NY Times reporters Judith Miller and Jason Blair. [ Philip Pullella, Reuters, Los Angeles bishop who fathered two resigns, Newsday, January 4, 2012, at http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/l-a-bishop-who-fathered-two-resigns-1.3428977 ]
A different reporter covering the same subject quoted Msgr. Charles Scicluna as having said, "Bishops must follow the Catholic Church's laws and standards"--that is to say, they are not to follow different laws and standards of civil society. Hardly surprising, coming from a representative of Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei. The Vatican consistory charged with policing the ranks has its origin with a pope who fathered four children by a mistress. [Norman Tanner, New Short History of the Catholic Church, Rev. Ed., Burns & Oates, 2011, p. 169]