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Originally posted by corsair00
colbe, With all due respect.... This does not mean that everybody needs to go this route. In fact, you yourself admitted that it does not work anymore. People have lost faith and sins have pretty much overtaken the whole enterprise. Why should Amanda make a good confession and become a Catholic? Give it a rest, seriously...
Originally posted by corsair00
colbe, With all due respect. This thread is about child abuse claims in a church in America. ATS is not about converting people to a religion. You think you have it all figured out - your whole life is based on Catholicism. Obviously it works for you. This does not mean that everybody needs to go this route. In fact, you yourself admitted that it does not work anymore. People have lost faith and sins have pretty much overtaken the whole enterprise. Why should Amanda make a good confession and become a Catholic? Give it a rest, seriously...
Amos 9: 8
The eyes of the Lord GOD are on this sinful kingdom; I will destroy it from off the face of the earth. But I will not destroy the house of Jacob completely, says the LORD.
“My beloved, they have ravaged my house with their sin; they have ravaged creation with their greed. What is left? How am I to respond when all that I love is profaned? There must be a correction. Creation itself is sighing and moaning under the weight of sin. The rocks and stones that praise me, now cry out to me. If I am not deaf to mere pebbles, how much more does the cry of the oppressed reach my ears? My heart is rent by the sufferings the lowly are made to endure at the hands of those with earthly power. Children your fasting pleases me. It consoles me and gives my mercy an outlet on earth. Pray! There is much more to come.”
Originally posted by shell69
Here is yet another story regarding a priest sexually molesting children. I did some research and it is apparent this is quite the issue with the Catholic church. Not only are the instances of sexual offenses against children alarmingly commom within this organization, but apparently from the article yet again the priest has given information to a Cardinal, that chose to do nothing about it. I feel as though the fact that this Cardinal knew of the priest molesting these 2 boys and decided to do nothing should make him personally responsible for any other children molested after that point and prior to the priests arrest, and that he should be prosecuted as well in that instance. At the very least he should be charged with obstruction of justice due to the fact that part of the case was dismissed due to statute of limitations.
I think another interesting sidenote to mention is that the priest was arrested at the airport returning from a vacation in Thailand, in my opinion it appears that the priest found it to be relaxing to go to a country where he could fulfill his need for molestation of young boys without fear of prosecution.