A huge ring of child molesting priests have been exposed in Pennsylvania. The Daily Caller reports:
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the long-awaited grand jury report on child sexual abuse Tuesday, identifying over 300 accused “predator priests” across six dioceses.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro told reporters that the report, which took a grand jury two years to compile, identified over 1,000 child victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy in the six dioceses covered. The report covers 70 years of sexual misconduct and obstruction of justice on the part of Catholic officials in Pennsylvania. Shapiro said that authorities believe there are more victims who have yet to be identified.
“We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have heard some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away,” the report reads.
“Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.”
This is a disgrace, and whether full charges are brought remains to be seen.
Very sad situation. There needs to be accountability and appropriate punishment. However, If we confess our sins, Christ will forgive. I believe in redemption. Priests that do this should be removed from ministry. Counseling should be available and if there behavior can be changed given a chance to return to ministry but not where children are involved. Those convicted should have strick supervision and join therapy groups for an indefinite period of time like AA groups. Just like all professions, their are good and bad lawyers, doctors, contractors, and priests. It’s part of the human condition. We all fall short and that’s why we need our God. I do think Celibacy is very unnatural and part of the problem. God made us with sexual desires. I don’t think Celibacy in the Catholic Faith should be monitory. I do think that most Priests are good men. However, one bad apple ruins the whole bunch. Jesus, please help us be better men and a good example to others. For those that acknowledge their sin, Lord please forgive them. Lord, please heal the victims of these crimes especially the children.
I for one do not believe any of this Bull Crap about our Priests. This is a smear campaign against the Catholic Religion. This Government is hell-bent in destroying all forms of the Christian Religion. That is the way they are going to bring in Islam as the one world Religion. Why do you think Obama had his (JV) Team that is actually (ISIS) or (ISIL) had them kill off all of the Catholics and other Christian groups off in the Middle East. They are still screaming and planing against all of the other Christian Religions in the world and in America. Do not be fooled.
I guess the vow of celibacy that these priests take doesn’t apply to children. Crimes against children should carry a penalty of at least twice to three times the punishment of a similar crime against an adult. The term castration comes to mind and I don’t mean some nice clean and painless chemical castration I mean the genitals stretched out over a block of wood and chopped off with a meat clever in full view of the perpetrator. The crime should also include all of those bishops and cardinals that helped cover up the actions of these sick bastards and rather than turn them in to the Police they moved them to a different parish to attack more innocent children, they should be tried as accessories to these crimes.