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    In todays (Friday 4th) paper it is reporting another priest is jailed for five and a half years. He abused boys for 30 years, grooming vulnerable youngsters and assaulting them during sleepovers and on holidays abroad.

    This is particularly embarrassing as Church officials were told twice about him and they said that it had been "dealt with".

    Then there was the case last week when the Church was accused of failing to tell the police about the activities of a former choirmasterwho abused boys in his care but went on to become a school governor.

    When will this all end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardyboy
    In todays (Friday 4th) paper it is reporting another priest is jailed for five and a half years. He abused boys for 30 years, grooming vulnerable youngsters and assaulting them during sleepovers and on holidays abroad.?
    Five and half years? Is that all? The prison sentences in Ireland are horribly lenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beardyboy
    In todays (Friday 4th) paper it is reporting another priest is jailed for five and a half years. He abused boys for 30 years, grooming vulnerable youngsters and assaulting them during sleepovers and on holidays abroad.

    This is particularly embarrassing as Church officials were told twice about him and they said that it had been "dealt with".

    Then there was the case last week when the Church was accused of failing to tell the police about the activities of a former choirmasterwho abused boys in his care but went on to become a school governor.

    When will this all end?
    I think this will end when the Roman Catholic church clearly and explicitly recognizes the supremacy of civil law over ecclesiastical law in carnal/physical matters. In this case, there will be no question of "dealing with" this in the Church; instead, the police would be in at once, with Church officials only coming in as witnesses.

    Just as Lutherans do. (Not really sure where the Anglicans/CofI stand on this)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelR
    Quote Originally Posted by beardyboy
    In todays (Friday 4th) paper it is reporting another priest is jailed for five and a half years. He abused boys for 30 years, grooming vulnerable youngsters and assaulting them during sleepovers and on holidays abroad.

    This is particularly embarrassing as Church officials were told twice about him and they said that it had been "dealt with".

    Then there was the case last week when the Church was accused of failing to tell the police about the activities of a former choirmasterwho abused boys in his care but went on to become a school governor.

    When will this all end?
    I think this will end when the Roman Catholic church clearly and explicitly recognizes the supremacy of civil law over ecclesiastical law in carnal/physical matters. In this case, there will be no question of "dealing with" this in the Church; instead, the police would be in at once, with Church officials only coming in as witnesses.

    Civil powers may be able to force the issue by making non-forwarding child abuse reports to police an offence for any person of authority in any organization.

    Just as Lutherans do. (Not really sure where the Anglicans/CofI stand on this)

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    And these people are suppose to teach us about morals!

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    It will end when the people stop making excuses for these bastards. As long as they see that a significant constituency feel the church is the real victim they will continue to play it quiet.

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    Should the Church be made to pay compo or should the Priest pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardyboy
    Should the Church be made to pay compo or should the Priest pay.
    The Priest should *serve prison time* not only pay compo. Church (or other) officials covering up should also serve prison time.

    The Church (any church, for that matter) should not be given the luxury of being viewed as some special body.

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    As have seen before the church claim poverty and the goverment payed more then half the compo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperation
    As have seen before the church claim poverty and the goverment payed more then half the compo
    If the priest is at fault why would the Church pay?
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