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Thread: Child protection expert suggests Bishop should be prosecuted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggressivesecularist View Post
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    Am I reading too much into the article, or is he suggesting Magee should be prosecuted under legislation on criminal negligence.
    I think you're reading a little too much into it. I think that his call for prosecution of bishops who know that abuse is being committed and do not act to stop it is a little bit more general, and isn't a direct call for prosecution of Magee.

    He does, obviously, have a strong opinion that Magee should resign, but his resignation is being discussed on the other thread(s) on this subject.

    So, I don't think we need another thread on this subject, unless you want to discuss his other suggestion: that the Catholic Church be removed by the government from all direct or indirect dealings with children in the education system, and possibly then this thread should be in the "education" forum.
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    S/He is calling for enactment of recommendations arising from Ferns. unclear , therefore, if this means legislative changes.. Given the current Oireachtas Comms and the fcked up approach to consent/protection evinced in the Sex Offences legislation 2006 - 2007.
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    It's a call to end the situation where bishops are above the law of the land.

    Charges should be brought to bear against those who choose not to help children at risk.
    If the poor box was rifled in a church the Gardai would be called in,
    if vandalism occurred in and around a church the Gardai would be called,
    if a member of the clergy was abusing a child the offender would be told to give little information to the Gardai.
    I watched with glee, while your kings and queens, fought for ten decades for the gods they made.

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    Default No prosecution should be prejudiced of any individual by inappropriate comment

    Clearly if any person can be shown to have concealed evidence and become a accomplice after the fact then the DPP should look at the matter closely

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellsangel View Post
    Clearly if any person can be shown to have concealed evidence and become a accomplice after the fact then the DPP should look at the matter closely
    Why waste your time rummaging for evidence in order to prosecute Bishops, when it's the banks and the quangos where you should be directing your attention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factorem View Post
    Why waste your time rummaging for evidence in order to prosecute Bishops, when it's the banks and the quangos where you should be directing your attention?
    I don't think the banks and quangos stand accused of protecting priestly child buggerers!

    That's the most ridiculous, specious argument you have made to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corelli View Post
    I don't think the banks and quangos stand accused of protecting priestly child buggerers!

    That's the most ridiculous, specious argument you have made to date.
    Yet another moronic comment from an ignorant imbiscile.

    I wonder should we fleece society as a whole for all the child buggery that has gone on? After all, YOU are a part of society and I believe you should have your assets stripped and given over to the victims so they can buy Ferrari's and yachts.

    If you want to find out where the real child buggery goes on in this country, try the Free Mason's lodge on Molesworth Street for a bit of Madeline McCann style child rape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factorem View Post
    Why waste your time rummaging for evidence in order to prosecute Bishops, when it's the banks and the quangos where you should be directing your attention?
    Or An Garda Síochána? who failed to act properly in Ferns too although this is always overlooked.

    Sunday Business Post | Irish Business News An Garda Síochána?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factorem View Post
    Yet another moronic comment from an ignorant imbiscile.

    I wonder should we fleece society as a whole for all the child buggery that has gone on? After all, YOU are a part of society and I believe you should have your assets stripped and given over to the victims so they can buy Ferrari's and yachts.

    If you want to find out where the real child buggery goes on in this country, try the Free Mason's lodge on Molesworth Street for a bit of Madeline McCann style child rape.
    You show yourself up for what you are more and more each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essexboy View Post
    Or An Garda Síochána? who failed to act properly in Ferns too although this is always overlooked.

    Sunday Business Post | Irish Business News An Garda Síochána?
    Bring it on. I'd love nothing more than the Bishops sending out their team lawyers to deal with the anti-Catholic drivel once and for all.

    To claim that any of the Bishops in Ireland are personally responsible for the physical and sexual abuse of children in this country is laughable. Every single one of them has impeccable character and has been chosen by God Himself. But if you keep saying it long enough, all your handcuffed bishop fantasies might one day come true (maybe after you've finished a good slap on the latest virtual porn site)...

    The sooner the schools are sold off and the best ones privatised, the better AFAIC. Thankless goons the lot of yiz.

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