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Bishops can't remember

18 June 2014, 18:45

An extraordinary report has emerged from the US about a court case where a person who was abused by a Catholic priest as a child is claiming redress from the church.

Incredibly, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified that he wasn’t sure whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children while he served as chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese.

http://ringoffireradio.com/2014/06/st-louis-archbishop-claims-he-wasnt-sure-it-was-illegal-for-priests-to-have-sex-with-kids/

Q. Archbishop, you knew it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a kid?

A. I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not. I understand today it’s a crime.

Q. When did you first discern that it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a kid?

A. I don’t remember.

Q. When did you first discern that it was a crime for a priest to engage in sex with a kid who he had under his control?

A. I don’t remember that either.

Q. Do you have any doubt in your mind that you knew that in the ’70s?

A. I don’t remember if I did or didn’t.

How can any adult, let alone an archbishop, not know that it is wrong, that is is a crime, to have sex with children?

One document made public in that case shows more than 100 priests and church employees have been accused of sexual abuse, and the Missouri Supreme Court ordered the archdiocese to turn over their names under seal.”

100 priests and church employees in one archdiocese is wholesale rape and the top man thought it was ok. Geez, what kind of sicko predators does the Church employ? And Catholics try to minimise the extent of the problem and claim that very few priests are involved in child abuse.

Need I mention that the god in whose name these monstrous and barbaric activities took place knew what was going on, watched impassively did nothing to protect the children. Of course I have to.



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