The Vatican now says that Catholic bishops and others overseeing sex abuse cases must report suspected abusers to the police. The statement appeared on the Vatican's Web site after the latest blow came on Friday: a 1985 letter that showed Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, delayed defrocking a priest in California who had abused children.
The statement was simple: "Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed."
"It's a little bit late in the game," says William McMurry, who has represented hundreds of victims in Kentucky, "but it is certainly a positive sign that in the future, bishops will be held accountable not only by the civil authorities but perhaps by the pope himself if they fail to report known or suspected child abuse to the police." Read more or listen - by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY - National Public Radio NPR
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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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Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Benedict XVI’s Silence
Silent Global Orchestration of Defense
Though Benedict XVI has not been publicly vocal about the sexual abuse cover-up cases. It appears he has been working steadily behind the scenes, systematically orchestrating a very calculated line of defense that is being played out by some of the members of the hierarchy and other accomplices. Because his strategic plans seem to bare his distinctive fingerprints.
First, by declaring that he (Benedict XVI) is being attacked regarding the part he played in the covering-up of the sexual abuse cases that the news media who globally have been reporting on this - is a vicious well formed conspiracy directed against him, as the pope. The news media reporters and journalists I do not believe huddle together globally to set out a strategic plan to attack on the pope. Certainly not to the degree in the same way that the Roman Catholic hierarchy is able to globally huddle together with their leader the pope and workout line of defense.
The news media reporters and journalists are reporting on an unbelievable number of horrific crimes of child abuse globally that were ignored and even worst that they were covered up, by threats, intimidation or pay offs - ordered by Benedict XVI. There is no need to devise a vicious plot against the pope. The truth about what has happened is devious beyond belief, unprecedented to this magnitude, unconscionable. It seems what is happening by Benedict XVI portraying that it is a vicious calculated plot against him as the pope is more likely a projection outward onto nameless others of the thoughts within Benedict XVI’s own mind (Forbidden Planet, 1956). In actuality, what appears to be happening is an extremely brilliant, strategic, systematic and calculated plan that was designed long ago, carried out and is now coming home to roost - globally. Beginning as far back as 30 years ago, Benedict XVI likely never conceived of the explosion of the strength and scope of modern global communication capabilities. And that Christ‘s words of warning would come true in ways none us thought possible 30 years ago – “What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3” Photo Nasa
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