Well men, women, boys and girls – it’s getting interesting for the old Catholic church. Seems they can’t keep burying the fact that priests in nearly every diocese are abusing kids.
You may have remembered I posted about Cardinal George Pell – now here’s the thing about Cardinals they are the Princes of the church. Seriously. It’s one step from there to being the Pope.
So the Republican Attorney General in West Virginia has filed a civil suit against the local diocese there.
I’m hoping the time is up for the Catholic church. You can see little by little the armor being dinged and instead of remaining resolute, it’s severely denting credibility and ability to attract adherents to the church. Good.
Now let me be clear, I left Catholicism some 30+ years ago. I know the gig was up just through studies. Plus I didn’t respect a clerical collar. I understood the purpose of the uniform and knew that it was for intimidation not to mark a holy man. And what did I go to well atheism. I don’t need to get up early on a Sunday morning and tithe 10 or 15 percent of my income to the men of the church.
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I don’t know how anyone can continue to follow the catholic church. They ignored the abuse of children, nuns, unwed mothers in shelters (look at what happened in Ireland) for as long as the church has existed, even actively covered it up. Even today they are making excuses, still trying to cover things up, trying to avoid helping the victims… The whole organization is corrupt.
A republican did this? Impressive. I would have thought they would be in cahoots rather.
More to the point, since you haven’t been to church for more than 30 years, you can write about the Church’s current problems objectively, without any bitterness or rancour.
Well yes, even though I left the church over 30 years ago I still follow the idiocy that goes on.