Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Catholic Church Chooses Child Rape Over Compassion

We all know how despicable the catholic church leadership is.  We know that in the past they have chosen to support paedophile priests and to refuse to provide not only sufficient protection for the children that parishioners leave in their care, but also suitable compensation for the victims of the crimes committed by their priests and nuns.  We would have assumed that, given the opportunity, they'd make amends and right the wrongs that are so prominent throughout their history.

But no, the Italian Bishop’s Conference (CIE) recently discussed the issue of child rape amongst their priests and did what only the catholic church could possibly do - they have told their bishops that they have 'no legal obligation to report suspected cases to police'.  And who do you think this particular conference is reportable to - that's right, the current Paedophile Supporting Pope - Pope Benedict XVI.

Yes, that's right - Joseph Ratzinger, who has been directly responsible in the past for ensuring child rapist priests are secreted off to another area of ministry or parish and the children victims are treated as poorly as could be managed has had the opportunity to have a conference that works under him take a good step towards ensuring the seedy history of the church gets rewritten for the future, but has chosen to continue the stealth and secrecy around catholic church rapist priests.

For more information on this particular point, have a read of this Secular Europe Campaign article.  In case you think this has been misreported, have a read of this article by the Catholic News Service.

So, the catholic church had every opportunity to start crawling out of the filth they have dug themselves into and have instead dug themselves another level lower.

And when you think that this is bad enough news for today, they go another level down the hole of filth into which they have put themselves.

It was reported in the Belfast Telegraph and elsewhere that the catholic church in Brazil has excommunicated the mother and doctors of a 9 year old rape victim that had a life-saving abortion, but not the stepfather who raped her.

Yes, you *do* need to read that again - the doctors and mother of a 9 year old child who was raped and impregnated with twins by her stepfather were excommunicated by the catholic church whereas the stepfather was given a stern talking to.

What sort of organization is the catholic church running here?  How can this sort of "misguided justice" be deemed to be anything other than appalling injustice?  How can a church claiming to represent an all loving creator treat children like this?  The fact that they use fear to get people to believe in this "loving creator" should also be something that gets investigated - not to mention that this creator is a complete myth, like all the rest.

The catholic church leadership has a LOT to answer for right now.  They are taking each and every opportunity presented to them to rub the face of the law and moral society into the filth in which the church itself is thriving in.  This is a disgusting organization and needs to be brought to *real* justice.

In Australia, there's at least a Parliamentary inquiry into the handling of alleged sexual and criminal abuse of children by religious and other organizations in Victoria as reported here (and elsewhere).  In addition to this, in NSW The Greens (political party) are seeking a Law change for the victims of abuse by clergy in the catholic church.  Personally, I feel that as they currently hold the balance of power in Australian Federal parliament they should be putting this on the table federally, not just in NSW - but it is a decent starting point.


The Outspoken Wookie

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