lostexpectation wrote:Patrick Fowke wrote:lostexpectation wrote:this report sums it up
Cloyne abuse report: one hand washes the other
As a Catholic, I am ashamed of some of the terrible crimes priests have done, in particular, with young, innocent children. And ashamed, also, the way those in power in the Church have failed to respond to reporting priests to the authorities because what they have committed aren't just very serious sins, but, also, very serious crimes for which they should be sent to court for, and if found guilty, sentenced to prison.
However, saying that, let's not forget that there are many decent priests and clerics who devote their lives to the happiness and betterment of others, including children.
you have name me priest who spoke out against this they are few and far between
That is true. Another question is, however, how many other priests knew? I mean evil is something that people, in general, try and hide, not publicize, for all sorts of reasons (legal / reputation and so on).