Because there is no greater morality than absolving yourself of all responsibility for your actions.
Since the Devil made them do it, then there is nothing the church or anyone else can do about anything. It must also therefore be God’s plan. The fucked-up logic is gobsmacking. That, or their God is an asshole that enables child rape.
The former chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese, Robert Carlson, said under oath that he “wasn’t sure if he knew that it was illegal for priests to have sex with children.” This comes after he admitted to protecting predator priests when he was chancellor of the archdiocese in the 1980s.
The Catholic Church can no longer claim any moral superiority.
Read more at: https://ascienceenthusiast.com/archbishop-says-he-wasnt-sure-if-it-was-a-crime-for-priests-to-rape-children/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=aSE&utm_campaign=09102018
newly minted Mexican Cardinal has suggested that victims who accuse priests should be “ashamed” because they too have skeletons in their own closets. Those who “accuse men of the Church should [be careful] because they have long tails that are easily stepped on,” said Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera
Catholic League President Bill Donohue engages in semantics and mental gymnastics to minimise Pennsylvania rapist priests scandal:
Fact: This is an obscene lie. Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word “rape” means. This is not a defense—it is meant to set the record straight and debunk the worst case scenarios attributed to the offenders.
That’s right, folks. Nothing to see here. All perfectly normal for thd Catholic church. Just keep them donations coming.
“Priests were raping little boys and little girls” – A long awaited report finds over 300 predator priests sexually abused over a 1,000 children in Pennsylvania.
… “systematic” coverup effort by church leaders over 70 years.
… Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too. Some were teens; many were pre-pubescent. Some were manipulated with alcohol or pornography. Some were made to masturbate their assailants, or were groped by them. Some were raped orally, some vaginally, some anally. But all of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all.
More here http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/08/report-over-300-predator-priests-more-than-1000-child-victims-in-pa/
How can anyone in good conscience continue to support the catholic church as an institution? To continue to attend services pretending all is well? To give money to them that will be used to cover up such crimes and pay off victims?
With child sex offences of course.
“Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the third-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences by police.”
Will the Vatican throw him under the bus?
Or will he be protected both by the church and by the law giving him a light sentence (if convicted) because of old age and ill health.
“Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal [Theodore McCarrick] accused of sexually assaulting a teenager nearly 50 years ago.”
Naturally, “he has “no recollection” of the alleged abuse.”
He will be stripped of his titles of “Cardinal” and “your eminence” and “must also carry out ‘penance and prayer’ pending a canonical trial.”
<sarcasm>Sounds like appropriately punishment.</sarcasm>
The real question is: Why is this convicted criminal not in jail?
A woman discovered her grandmother had been praying to a figure of Elrond from Lord of the Rings. She noted “that the prayers were equally as effective.”