Apr 5, 2010

Whether social organization like the church should be above the law

Regarding the news stories: Priest accused of US abuse still working in India

1) Did Vatican do the right thing to relocate its employee to another country in order to avoid the local bad PR?
It is hard for Vatican to walk the fine line between bad PR and maintaining effective internal discipline. Also, it is probably harder and harder to recruit priest who has to maintain lifetime celibacy. 

2) This is a very moving comment from another blogger about the pain suffered by the children:
If you've never had to rush a child to the ER to have lacerated intestines stitched back together; if you never had to hold a child who trembled and shuddered each time he/she had to go potty; if you never had to wash the blood from their underwear or take them to ER to have their esophagus repaired; if you never looked into a pup tent covered in blood from slit wrists or had to chase a tormented child through the woods because they were trying to escape themselves and if you never had to cut a dead child down from a tree, you really haven't seen the reality of what these demon seeds from hell do to kids. I have seen this with my own two eyes. When you can say you have seen those things, then maybe, just maybe, you'll realize this has nothing to do with any church. It has everything to do with criminals and those who protect them. The next time you say it's only God who judges, keep in mind that he gave mankind the power to reason. Do you think it's about time they put it into effect?
3) The similarity between Vatican and other non-democratic government.

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