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A prominent New York Times columnist says the current Catholic Church sex scandals — and many more in America — were caused by the culture of the Irish Catholic Church, which was transferred to America by Irish clergy.
Ross Douthat was writing in his Times blog in a piece titled "The Tragedy of Irish Catholicism." He says the qualities of Irish Catholicism — "qualities which were once a source of immense vitality — seem to have led to a particularly horrifying outcome."
The pedophilia scandal is an example of "how a culture so intensely clerical, so politically high-handed, and so embarrassed (beyond the requirements of Christian doctrine) by human sexuality could magnify the horror of priestly pedophilia, and expand the pool of victims, by producing Bishops inclined to strong-arm the problem out of public sight instead of dealing with it as Christian leaders should."
Then Ms. Finn starts to talk:
...who is being, you might say terrorized, certainly suppressed because she represents parents who are trying to defend parental freedom when it comes to the vaccination issue. ....Which would expose those parents to state authorities which could result in those children being taken away, kidnapped by Child Protection Services, a violtaion of basic human rights, a viloation of law, I believe.
It began in 2009 during a very high-profile case that I handled here in New York....At the time I had two complaints filed against me by clients and a doctor, a pediatrician ...These were minor irregularities...it was advertising and some other very, very, minor things....When I wrote my answer I was accused of lying and there were more charge filed against me....And they served me with something to suspend my license.
There was a finding that the respondent is guilty of misconduct...."in that she failed to comply with a lawful demand of the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District with respect to its investigation of her alleged professional misconduct."
"The admonition is based on information posted on your website... The website contains the following statements "The (illegible) law firm represents thousands of children and parents across the U.S. The attorneys already have an impressive record of precedent setting cases.""
"The statement last year that your firm represents thousands of children and parents across is similar to a statement for which you were previously admonished. said prior letter of admonition dated April 6, 2010 found that you could not adequately document the truth of the statement, "Personally, our firm represents nearly three thousand children ...." Please submit a written answer to the allegations contained within ten (10) days of your receipt of this letter. Your answer should include documentation to to support both statements at issue - i.e., a detailed list of the firm's current clients, including docket numbers, and copies of any and all precedent setting cases in which your firm was inolved."
She's probably found the right solution.
Practicing law is a joke. I make absolutely no money whatsoever and now they want to come and take my license from me? You know what, they can have it."