Posted by: Fran Wednesday 9/21/2005 7:53 PM
This afternoon on NPR radio I heard an archdiocese spokesman state that they can't understand the rejection of their efforts in regards to the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal. He stated that:
1. It will never happen again.
2. The church produced 4,500â€¦no 45,000 documentsâ€¦blah, blah, blah.
The rejection of their efforts are for 2 reasons.
1. Child Sexual Abuse by priests, and bishops. (This is really bad and criminal).
2. The cover-up conspiracy by priests, bishops, and cardinals. (This is so much worse. It is criminal. It is conspiratorial).
An argument can be made that the abusive priests are/were mentally ill and therefore couldn't control their impulses. This leads then directly to the cover-up conspiracy. Planned and executed, over many years, by priests, bishops and cardinals to protect their fiefdom and power, the cover-up conspiracy resulted in many more kids who were damaged.
There should be no redemption for the conspirators.