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Grand Jury report on Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

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  1. sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    Didn't see a thread on this so apologies if there was one, but I thought this was disturbing and sadly typical of the Catholic Church, which a lot of times seems more like some kind of money laundering pedo-cult than anything else. In Pennsylvania they just had a grand jury release a report on predatory priests and the coverups by the Church in that state going back to the 40s. They concluded that over 1000 kids had been molested by over 300 priests and covered up by high-ranking church officials over 70 years. Who knows what the real number is, and that's excluding Philly and Altoona-Johnstown dioceses because they had their own grand juries, for fuck's sake.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-abuse-pennsylvania.html
    There's some really infuriating shit in there.

    I'm just now reading through the actual report and already my blood is boiling because you see a lot of the actual correspondence from bishops and other higher-ups covering for the sick fucks. Lying to the victims, etc it's impossible to spin some of this shit.

    http://media-downloads.pacourts.us/InterimRedactedReportandResponses.pdf?cb=42148

    We see it again and again with the Church. We also see it other places, some places that you have a lot of money, power, prestige, patronage, politicking etc you get these situations where men are abusing children and their crimes are ignored or actively covered up. Saville, Sandusky, Hollywood, the list goes on. There must be tons of evil shit that we don't know about all over the world. A constant theme among these is that it only comes out years or decades after, sometimes when it's too late to do anything to certain offenders (Saville the ultimate example) or others who covered it up. It seems very convenient with the timing sometimes and also it seems like big shots who covered up for these monsters a lot of time face NO real consequence, like what's happening here.

    Authority figures who actively and demonstrably protected men who they knew had molested children, like some of these senior Church officials, need to be executed. I don't care if it's been 50 years. The Church itself is fucked, we have seen all over the world that priests who molest children will be moved around and even can move up in the Church, like this Cardinal McCarrick. Imo the first thing they gotta do is get rid of the celibacy gimmick for priests. Only a weird fuck would commit to that so right off the bat you're increasing your chance of having sick pedos and molesters in your ranks. Other than that I don't know what to say, they need a massive purge and complete reorganization, actually a complete reformation if you will of their church but we all know there's waaaay too much dough involved for that to happen.
     
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    As a believer, it is unfathomable how men of God can use their authority to prey on children and vulnerable people!
     
  3. Neph Brown Belt

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    Yep, over in Australia we have Cardinal George Pell, who is now the most senior Catholic cleric in the world to face historical sexual assault charges. He's the inaugural Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in Vatican City.

    Lots of allegations that he covered up child molestation, and now there's charges against him directly for it.
     
  4. sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    This article mentioned that in Australia there was a royal commission that took 4 years to complete and covered the country as a whole. Is that where this guy's charges came out of? Did heads actually roll over that report or was it all just one big jerk-off session like so many public inquiries are about these types of things?
     
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  6. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    They're not men of God. They're charlatans; wolves in sheeps clothing.

    edit: I guess that doesn't explain the scumbag pieces of shit that cover up for them.
     
  7. sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    This also jumped out at me:
    What a fuckin scam that you can collect millions of $ and operate tax-free and then turn around and use that money to lobby for favourable legislation. I wonder if the activists will be successful, the church has deep pockets.
     
  8. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    The Church should be raided, from the Vatican to every corner of its presence. Take ALL of their documents and freeze ALL of their assets.
    Auction it off and distribute it first to the victims, then to the poor.
     
  9. ShakatheG Green Belt

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    These white men are as bad as the muslim grooming gangs. Scumbags!
     
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    1 Timothy 3:2-5
    A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

    Sex and money: the problem of the Catholic Church.
     
  11. grimballer Gold Belt

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    Catholic Church should reconsider their celibacy laws regarding priests.

    Catholic priesthood is/was a perfect spot for closeted homosexuals
     
  12. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    It has nothing to do with being gay, but I agree the Church should allow clergy to marry.
     
  13. Billy no mates The Pub bore .

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    Still rotten to the core , despite the hip and groovy new pope they're so pleased about .
     
  14. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    Religion of Peace
     
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    Oh it's okay, they'll just repent, be forgiven and then go straight to heaven.
     
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    My family sometimes brings up the fact that I don't go to church. I was raised Roman Catholic, went to Catholic school, and it was all that I knew until I reached adulthood. A classmate of mine was the victim of one of these predatory priests and that led me to forsake all religion. The priest befriended the family and started abusing the older brother. Once the older brother started puberty it was on to my classmate. Grooming, taking them to baseball games, acting as a friend of the family / adult supervisor of the children got the priest access to his prey.

    The older brother got into drugs and OD'ed in his 30's. My classmate never achieved anything in life and is a hardcore alcoholic. I truly believe the POS priest destroyed their lives. This was within the Harrisburg Diocese in Pennsylvania; specifically in a church in Mount Carmel.
     
  17. tkotom Fedor belt

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    The Catholic Church - for all of its faults - is arguably the largest charity in the world.
     
  18. Billy no mates The Pub bore .

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    And they wonder why your not keen on the whole church thing.....
     
  19. ShadBo Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    And?

    They're raping children and covering it up, bro.
     
  20. tkotom Fedor belt

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    Completely irrelevant to what I was replying to. And I despise organized religion more than most.
     

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