How infuriating is this! Law was an archbishop, based in Boston. For years he helped cover up for preists who molested children
. When the
scandal broke, Law resigned. The Vatican, the pope
, conveyned a special council when it was obvious that the problem wasn't going away. Their
solution? To take these charges seriously and investigate in house.
IOW, not much.
When a preist was married a few years ago in a moonie ceremony, the pope himself threatened excommunication if the guy didn't leave his wife ( i
beleive that he did). When women try to perform as preists, the vatican issues statements of heresey and excommunication.
This man is a physcial and sexual danger to children!
But when their own protests fondled and sexually abused children
, they did nothing. The result was something that I think will end up
not unlike the reformation, the 'Voice of the Faithful'.
But people let it slide more or less, because at least they said they'd do something about it.
Then Law got promoted
to a special position
, a highly honoured
postion. Ok, people figure, they're sweeping him under the blanket.
this dirtbag gets to lead a mass for the old pope's memory?
The church obviously isn't particularly concerned with it all.
The vatican is a temporal government. If Monaco was invovled in a sex scandal, I'd think that EU member-states would be calling for an investigation
of some sort no? If the administration of a Native American Reservation was molesting children on the reservation, or worse
, sending officers
to other parts of the US and then they molested children, who the heck would stand for it?
Italy or the EU should formally censure the vatican over this, if not the UN or the US. And it should demand that the Vatican cooperate with
investigators. If its a political state, then why not right?
[edit on 12-4-2005 by Nygdan]