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"Dioceses are still receiving reports of sexual abuse of minors. Most are quickly reported"

Why "most"? Why not "all"? Why does it take 10 years for an International organization to figure out how to deal with its own employees raping small children? Why after 10 years is there still "more progress" to be made?

With the current tragedy of children being raped and molested by clergy and elders in the Hasidic area of Brooklyn, and the entire community doing everything it can to conceal it and blame the victim, wouldn't it be nice if someone could say "This is how the Catholic church fixed it" rather than "the Catholic church has spent a decade trying to fix their own mess and they can't do it, don't know what to tell you"?  Why can we pretty much guarantee (possibly even guess by name) that someone will insist even mentioning this story is being anti-Catholic or anti-Semetic or anti-Christian, rather than offer suggestions for how this needs to be fixed?

The 10 year report on Catholic progress

The new panel assembled to do the same thing in Brooklyn (faster, we can only hope)


One more question - just saw this in my news feed a few articles below the first link:

Why is the Catholic church fighting a proposed expansion of the statue of limitations on child molestation?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 12:50 PM on Jun. 14, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • The Vatican is choosing "protecting the church" over protecting the weak; the hasidim are choosing protecting their subculture over protecting the weak. Neither one is a mitzvah.

    Answer by SWasson at 12:53 PM on Jun. 14, 2012

  • It's sad that they would choose to seek ways to keep the impression of infallibility over protecting the children.  I find it equally interesting that these are supposed to be men of god with a greater understanding of the "divine", yet can't control their own urges, even if it means violating a child's body, trust and security.  So many people defer to their clergy, taking their word and interpretation of the "holy" books, letting these men have so much control over their lives, but when they're proven to be merely human, they don't consider the implication that maybe they're no better than any other human - and can be just as criminal.


    Answer by jsbenkert at 1:03 PM on Jun. 14, 2012

  • i will never understand how any religious organization, when faced with proof of sexual misconduct by its clergy, can turn away in an effort to save face instead of acting swiftly and quickly to separate themselves from the gross behavior. what really gets me is when these organizations fight against "sinful" behaviors being legalized yet hope for these horrible disgusting crimes against children to just disappear so they dont have to look bad anymore.

    Answer by okmanders at 1:26 PM on Jun. 14, 2012

  • The RCC's response to its internal sexual abuse issues is what drove my husband away from the church-

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:24 AM on Jun. 19, 2012

  • It is sickening!!!

    Answer by older at 5:52 PM on Jun. 21, 2012

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