Bishop accountability vs the lip service of ‘taking responsibility’ are not the same, say SNAP leaders of latest papal apology
The pope solicited “forgiveness" on Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who rape. Survivors of priest rape were quick to respond.
"This is the status quo. Pope Francis is the third pope to apologize for the sexual abuse of minors. He's doing nothing but continues
Clergy sexual abuse exacts lasting damage on adults as well as children, says one woman who escaped her own pastor
Only 13 states have made clergy sexual relations with adult congregants illegal. Texas is one of those states, as seen in the quote taken from the Texas Penal code below.
However, in other states, although state codes protect patients from psychiatrists, psychologists or licensed social
NYTimes video report documents impunity of Catholic bishops in ongoing, endless coverup of priest sexual abuse
By now, the story is amply familiar. Thousands of wayward clerics have been found to have sexually abused and emotionally scarred many more thousands of boys and girls and trustingly vulnerable adult Catholics.
"It is, too, a story of the church hierarchy as enabler: bishops who ignored t
Citing Vatican mandate leader of Italian Catholic bishops tells hierarchs they have no legal duty to report pedophile priests
Pedophile priests cannot be deterred. Complicit bishops can. Only the pope can do this. He can do it quickly and simply, by defrocking or demoting them and making it crystal clear why he is taking such actions. Consistent discipline is the missing piece. And that’s why the cover-ups continue.
- Bishop accountability vs the lip service of ‘taking responsibility’ are not the same, say SNAP leaders of latest papal apology