Comments on: Ireland braces for another Catholic clergy sex abuse report http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/24/ireland-braces-for-another-catholic-clergy-sex-abuse-report/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Herman Krieger http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/24/ireland-braces-for-another-catholic-clergy-sex-abuse-report/comment-page-1/#comment-22227 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 19:01:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9836#comment-22227 http://www.efn.org/~hkrieger/loyola.jpgF rom “Churches ad hoc: a divine comedy”

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By: SISTER MAUREEN PAUL TURLISH http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/24/ireland-braces-for-another-catholic-clergy-sex-abuse-report/comment-page-1/#comment-22054 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:19:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9836#comment-22054 A whole lot more than public hand wringing and apologies from bishops are necessary here.The former bishops who are largely responsible for this debacle should be named whether they are living or dead and they should be publicly sanctioned by the Holy See.The toll in lives, the violations of every United Nations human rights convention, especially the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, will never be completely known.The government of Ireland made a deal with the devil in agreeing not to prosecute or name any of the individuals, living or dead, who were party to such widespread abuse of children and the two nuns who brokered the deal to limit financial responsibility should be ashamed to have participated in what has amounted to a worldwide problem, notwithstanding the fact that some cardinals officially stated it was a Boston, Massachusetts problem, an American problem and blamed it on the permissive society that exists in the United States.Really?The Holy See itself along with the leaders and superiors of every religious order implicated in this tragedy like the Christian Brothers, the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of Charity. Every one of the religious groups should be named along with every individual predator, living or dead and every enabling church official.The Holy See is a signatory to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child even though it has never submitted one of the required compliance reports and I suspect Ireland is as well.Every single God given right has been denied these children and they are deserving of some justice. They should get it from the world court and the sooner the better.These are crimes against humanity and they cry out to heaven for justice!The Holy Spirit is telling us that if we believe that the Church is the People of God, then we, the People of God have to clease and change the Church!Sister Maureen Paul TurlishVictims’ AdvocateNew Castle, Delaware, United Statesmaureenpaulturlish@yahoo.com

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