Friday, March 19, 2010

“…bishops — including the pontiff himself — should not just seek forgiveness but "should finally acknowledge their own co-responsibility" in covering up "systematic abuses". Fr. Kung

Dissident theologian Hans Kung calls on Pope to issue by Richard Owen – TimesOnline

The dissident Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Kung has called on Pope Benedict XVI to issue a "mea culpa" for his part in "covering up decades of clerical sex abuse", both as an archbishop in Munich and as a cardinal in Rome. Photo

Father Kung, who once taught theology alongside the future Pope at Tubingen in Germany, noted that Monsignor Robert Zollitsch, the head of the German bishops had apologised to sex abuse victims after meeting the Pope last week, saying that the pontiff was "shocked and deeply moved" by his account of cases in his native Germany. 

Benedict is expected to sign a letter tomorrow to the faithful in Ireland after his talks with Irish bishops last month, when he described sex abuse as a grave sin and a "heinous crime".

However Father Kung said that bishops — including the pontiff himself — should not just seek forgiveness but "should finally acknowledge their own co-responsibility" in covering up "systematic abuses". He added: "Should not Pope Benedict XVI also assume his own responsibility, instead of complaining that there is a campaign against him?" Read more - by Richard Owen – TimesOnline
Related Links:
Merkel demands "truth and clarity" on abuse scandal – Reuters – Read more 
Pope letter on Catholic sex abuse scandal meets Irish skepticism - Christian Science Monitor - Read more 
Pope's Irish letter faces critical Catholic world  - By Shawn Pogatchnik - Associated Press Write – – Read more 
Doctor: Catholic Church ignored my warnings about child molester – Frederik Pleitgen - CNN International -  Read more
Catholic Church sex abuse scandals around the world – BBC News – Read more 
Will the pope's pastoral letter on child sex abuse silence the critics? - Deutsche Welle – Read more 
Full Disclosure - The Roman Catholic Church must confront its failings with contrition – TimesOnline – Read more 

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New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem – by DAVID GIBSON – Politics Daily - November 18, 2009 Read more

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, Dr. Gregory Herek, University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York – Read more

RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE? Read more

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – Read more

"Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child's spirit." Erik Erikson 

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