Over 1,000 child sexual abuse victims from ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, grand jury says

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Over 1,000 child sexual abuse victims from ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, grand jury says

Here we go again. It is more than enough. Shut the RC Church down!

Report reveals over 1,000 child sexual abuse victims from ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, grand jury says

Grand jury report states the 'real number' of children is likely in the thousands due to lost records or children afraid to come forward 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/child-sex-abuse-victim...

NorthReport

More than 300 Pennsylvania priests committed sexual abuse over decades

Priests harmed more than 1,000 children according to a grand jury report released by the state supreme court

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/14/more-than-300-pennsylvan...

NorthReport

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NDPP

Grand Jury Alleges Hundreds of Catholic Priests Abused Thousands of Children in Pennsylvania

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/16/penn-a16.html

"A Pennsylvania grand jury report, made public Tuesday afternoon, names 300 Catholic priests who allegedly engaged in sexual abuse of children and youth over the course of decades. At least 1,000 victims is likely many times that figure. The massive report is more than 1,000 pages long. Among the cases detailed in the report are the following..."

NDPP

Democracy Now: Catholic Church Cover-Up - 300 Priests Sexually Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania 

https://youtu.be/4kIie8fViPg

"A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over a span of decades. "The Church is a criminal enterprise..."

NorthReport

 

Is it time to abolish religion as religion-related abuse is widespread. Liberals in particular need to be very careful as they are very closely connected to the Catholic Church

The Canadian connections

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4788215

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Is it time to abolish religion as religion-related abuse is widespread.

Rather than just running off half-cocked to do this, perhaps there would be value in studying the history and strategies of those societies who've managed to abolish religion before us.

NorthReport
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

So how do we get rid of them, NorthReport?  Just a new law banning all religious belief?  Or do you have better ideas?

Unionist

Stupid conversation. Freedom of religion is part of our culture and society. We simply need to abolish all religious influence in public affairs (such as schools, hospitals, etc.), and tax exemptions. And lock up child molesters until they repent publicly. That should do it. Meanwhile, people must be free to believe and practise whatever they choose, except where it deprives others of their human rights.

6079_Smith_W

Besides, if the Protestant establishiment (with the help of groups like the Orange Order and the KKK) hasn't  managed to "shut it down" in 400 years I don't think you'll have much luck now.

NorthReport

Simple. Just sue their asses off until they have to sell all their assets. Once their money is gone, no one will give a tinker's damn what they do. It's all about money, all the time. It always is, and it always will be. Once their money is gone, then their power will be gone, and they will never ever again be able to pull off the capers they have been getting away with since they began.

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Fascinatingly, it seems that a Catholic Priest can be excommunicated for, among other things, discarding the Holy Host (those dry cracker things) but not for child abuse.  I wonder, in the special case of the clergy, whether the threat of an eternity of damnation might be an effective deterrent? 

Certainly, if there is a God, Hell might be the punishment.  But when you're excommunicated, you're basically sentenced to it before you die, while your friends and family watch.

NorthReport

Names! We want the names of every priest involved and we are not gonna rest until we get them Francis is involved in this giant coverup as are the rest of the RC Church hierarchy says a protest group.

NorthReport
NDPP

Unsurprisingly American victims seem to have drawn world attention in ways others have not.

NorthReport

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NorthReport

Yes I have wondered about that. Does this mean there are no victims outside the English-speaking world which is absurd.

But regardless, we need to abolish the RC Church everywhere just like we need to abolish guns everywhere!!!

NDPP wrote:

Unsurprisingly American victims seem to have drawn world attention in ways others have not.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Fascinatingly, it seems that a Catholic Priest can be excommunicated for, among other things, discarding the Holy Host (those dry cracker things) but not for child abuse.  I wonder, in the special case of the clergy, whether the threat of an eternity of damnation might be an effective deterrent? 

Certainly, if there is a God, Hell might be the punishment.  But when you're excommunicated, you're basically sentenced to it before you die, while your friends and family watch.

In fact when I successfully sued the Catholic Church I tried to get that avenue opened up in settlement discusions. I was told that it was a sin like all others and since the priest regularily confessed his sins then he was still a good catholic. I even tried attaching a large dollar discount and that didn't work either.

NorthReport

Dope Frances fails Catholics during Irish visit.

Irish PM urges pope to act on anti-abuse words

A pope is visiting Ireland for the first times since 1979, amid a storm of reports of clerical child abuse

https://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/the-latest-francis-departs-for-1st...

NDPP

Archbishop Calls on Pope to Resign Over Cover Up of Sexual Abuse

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/27/pope-a27.html

"The determination of the Catholic Church to cover up wholesale crimes of sexual abuse is a warning that there is no line it will not cross..."

NorthReport

I don't think Frances can resign without huge upheaval in the church. Not gonna happen.  

The Sex-Abuse Scandal Has Come for Pope Francis

A letter calling for his resignation shows how serious his crisis of credibility has become.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/pope-francis-s...