Comments on: Top Vatican expert on sexual abuse explains new Catholic guidelines Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: JoshuaRay3 Tue, 17 May 2011 00:38:45 +0000 Here we are in 2011 and they’ve finally been given permission to cooperate with the authorities. However, when the Belgium cases first started coming out, the Pope condemned the priest that worked with the authorities. Then it was discovered that 13 victims committed suicide…then the Pope apologized. Which has to make one wonder if he was more concerned about being discovered than he was about the children. I have little ability to take anything the Vatican says as anything other than blowing smoke when more and more cases of coverups keep coming out. How are they able to lead their congregations going into the future when they haven’t done everything they could to make up for the past? And how can anyone take an institution seriously when it talks to children about telling the truth when the men at the top dabble in so much deception. The truth is that the fact that pederasty is even mentioned confirms that there have been priests doing it from the beginning. Why would they start an ancient European practice out of no where?

By: SNAPJudyJones Mon, 16 May 2011 20:12:04 +0000 So now that these guidelines from the pope have been handed down to all bishops:

–Will they report accusations against a predator priest to law enforcement now?

–Will bishops remove those accused priests from ministry now?

–Will they remove ALL priests from ministry who have been accused of sexually abusing a child now ?

–Will all bishops treat a victim who is reporting or has reported their abuse with respect, and stop ignoring them, and making them feel re-abused, and take the pope’s advice to contact law enforcement and remove priest, employees, or religious from ministry now?

If these church officials do what the pope is suggesting, then we should be seeing an immediate surge of bishops removing accused clergy and making those names public.

Victims and concerned Catholics are waiting…..

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511
“Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests”