Just read an article in my local newspaper – The Leader Post – entitled ”Sin within the Church’ threat to Catholicism: Pope’.
My first thought ‘no sh*t Sherlock’.
My second, and more meaningful thought, is no one can trust a church that refuses to keep itself accountable – and even with this attempt – can they be trusted to ‘clean house of these sexual offenders’?
The Pope is quoted as apologizing and seeking to clean up the Catholic church – but in a church with a known ‘cover-up’ scandal I am not sure I like the odds they will deliver every pedophile to justice. The Pope says he wants to seek justice – I hope he ain’t lying…can’t be sure these days.
Oddly enough, I was actually calling concern to these issues some 3 years back when Catholics apologized to First Nations people for sexually abusing them in Residential Schools in the early 1920s to 1960s (and maybe longer). There was a very cheap pay-out to Aboriginal’s abused in these institutions (something like 10,000 per person) – which was way cheaper than what other settlements got in America (for example)…sucks to be a minority (then and now).
What I thought the Aboriginal case could do was ‘screw the money’ and seek pure justice in the way of getting each every name of the nuns and priests that did these actions hauled before a court – no matter if they were old or not; no matter if they were dead or not. I thought this was the only way to curb this Catholic institution from committing these crimes again…needless to say nothing of the like was done…and we have to live with an institution that does not care about accountability.
My last thought ‘no sh*t Sherlock’.