March 15, 2010

Europe Is Always Copying Us....

Child abuse claims sweep Catholic Church in Europe
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK,

DUBLIN – It often starts as a voice in the wilderness, but can swell into an entire nation's demand for truth. From Ireland to Germany, Europe's many victims of child abuse in the Roman Catholic church are finally breaking social taboos and confronting the clergy to face its demons.

Ireland was the first in Europe to confront the church's worldwide custom of shielding pedophile priests from the law and public scandal. Now that legacy of suppressed childhood horror is being confronted in other parts of the Continent — nowhere more poignantly than in Germany, the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI.

The recent spread of claims into the Netherlands, Austria and Italy has analysts and churchmen wondering how deep the scandal runs, which nation will be touched next, and whether a tide of lawsuits will force European dioceses to declare bankruptcy like their American cousins.

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6 comments:

FrankN.Stein said...

It's not just the homeland of Benedict, it's his home-Diocese Munich, in which at least one scandal from the time of reign of Archbishop Ratzinger (aka Benedict XVI) is in the process of coming to the surface right now.

Artman2112 said...

these assholes make the guy who tattooed that baby's ass look tame by comparison. i dont think there's anything more sickeningly hypocritical than these sexually abusing priests. the gas chamber, the chair, a good old fashioned hanging... too good for 'em.

that the other preists arent in an uproar over this, that they arent coming together to DEMAND that these sick fucks be brought to justice is just another part of the hypocrisy and just as sickening.

a rose is a rose said...

yeah but if they boinked full grown adult women, THEN, they get booted out.

seriously, one does wonder what a priest would have to do in order to be kicked out

Lemmy Caution said...

seriously, one does wonder what a priest would have to do in order to be kicked out.

Probably saying either of the following would do it...

"Hey, why COULDN'T a woman do this job?"

or

"I'm gay, and there really is nothing wrong with that"

Artman2112 said...

its the whole thing about "preserving the dignity of the church" so they just bury it under the rug and pretend it doesnt exist. for some reason i dont see that preserving some non-existent dignity or anything else but those people arent big on reality, proof, existence, logic or the principal of identity anyway so why should this be any different.

Lemmy Caution said...

If you haven't seen it, I highly reccomend the documentary "Deliver Us From Evil".