Author Topic: Australia's most senior cardinal to face sexual abuse charges  (Read 928 times)

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Cardinal George Pell, the most senior cardinal in Australia, has been charged with offences related to historical sexual abuse allegations.

It is unclear what allegations the charges announced Thursday relate to, but two men, now in their 40s, have said that Pell touched them inappropriately at a swimming pool in the late 1970s, when Pell was a senior priest in Melbourne.

How anyone takes an organization that systematically covered up kiddie fucking for decades (that we know about; probably more like centuries), and elected as its leader the guy who wrote the memo ordering its clergy to hide said behaviour from the civilian authorities until such time as the statute of limitations had expired, and shuffled pedophiles around from place to place to evade the law, seriously when they speak on any moral issue is beyond me.
Quote from: Jordan Duram
It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

Quote from: Supreme Court of Canada
Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.