Posts Tagged ‘Roman Catholic clergy’

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14

One of the truly horrible things to be emerging from the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is not just the way that organisations, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, effectively aided paedophiles by doing nothing about them, but the disgusting defence being offered up. (more…)

Only days ago I read this article about the Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Louis, Robert Carlson, claiming that he didn’t always know it was a crime for adults, including priests, to have sex with children.

He testifies that he’s not sure when he learned that it was illegal. He testifies that he’s not even sure he knew as far back as the 1970s that sex with children was illegal.

I was outraged. Furious. Either he was serious, in which case he should not ever have been placed in any position of authority at all, or he was lying his pants off in which case he should still never have been placed in any position of authority. And I have to also admit that there was an element of ‘only in America’ in my mind. But I was wrong.