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Offline dpareja

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Vatican delays action on sex abuse
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:28:22 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/vatican-sex-abuse-bishops-1.4902294

Oh look, the Vatican's trying to stop anything being done about sexual abuse by clergy.

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At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told on the eve of the bishop's national meeting to delay action until after a Vatican-convened global meeting on sex abuse in February.

"We are not ourselves happy about this," DiNardo told reporters in an unusual public display of frustration at a Vatican pronouncement.

"We are working very hard to move to action — and we'll do it," he said. "I think people in the church have a right to be skeptical. I think they also have a right to be hopeful."

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The bishops are meeting through Wednesday in Baltimore and had been expected to consider several steps to combat abuse, including a new code of conduct for themselves and the creation of a special commission, including lay experts, to review complaints against the bishops.

(emphasis mine)

It's of course too much to ask for but some of those experts should be people who aren't Catholic--ideally, not even Christian of any denomination.

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Nonetheless, John Gehring, the Catholic program director at a Washington-based clergy network called Faith in Public Life, said the Vatican "just made a big mistake."

"The optics are terrible, and it sends a message, intended or not, that Rome doesn't recognize the urgency of the moment," Gehring tweeted.

Well, in fairness, Rome's been failing to recognize the urgency of the moment for decades now.
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Re: Vatican delays action on sex abuse
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 06:03:56 am »
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Nonetheless, John Gehring, the Catholic program director at a Washington-based clergy network called Faith in Public Life, said the Vatican "just made a big mistake."

"The optics are terrible, and it sends a message, intended or not, that Rome doesn't recognize the urgency of the moment," Gehring tweeted

I beg to differ Gehring, it's just their sense of urgency has a different focus-protecting pedophile rapists!