Cynics say there's a big difference between a moral argument and a legal brief. The Vatican's claim that Catholic bishops are not its employees gives those cynics ammunition.
The Vatican on Monday asked a U.S. district court in Kentucky to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to hold the Holy See accountable for the failure of bishops to prevent or report child abuse by priests. Bishops, the Vatican argues, don't work for the pope. They're not Vatican "officials" either, the church says.
The plaintiffs' lawyer, William McMurry, says that's nonsense. "Anybody walking around knows that a bishop is an official of the Holy See," he told The Associated Press. He noted that the pope appoints bishops, sets rules they must follow and that the Vatican has oversight for many of a bishop's major decisions. Read more – By The Palm Beach Post
Church abuse victims deserve compensation without strings – by Cathy Kezelman - May 20, 2010 – The Sydney Morning Herald – read more
Catholic Church mess calls for accountability - Staunton News Leader – read more
Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.
“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
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6 ---- Photo
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.
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!!!