Even mentioning the time period is an excuse of course the Catholic Church wouldn't do it
directly, they convey it, indirectly. That is the churches way, don't confront an issue head
on, lest someone suggest you might be guilty of something. The sleazy Bishop in Nova
Scotia is a prime example. They kept moving the guy from church to church and never took
a moment to think about the young lives they were destroying. Now of course they want the
parishioners to chip in and pay up, and the church property has to be sold off as well to pay for
the criminal activity of their priests and Bishops.
I left a long time ago, because as a parishioner I had heard stories about these people and I
didn't approve of the extreme right wing view the church always seem to take. There was one
election where the priest even mentioned what party good catholics should support in that
campaign. I left and did not return. it was the last straw. Oh I have a brother in law who was
the grand what ever of the Knights of Columbus and our family still goes off to Mass on Sunday
but me, I have heard and seen enough. The Church is not alone and I am not singling out the
Catholic Church either, there are all kinds of other offenders in other Christian denominations
and I think there should be some changes.
First all priests ministers and what ever they call themselves that commit such crimes should
serve twenty years without parole.
All church property where the offence took place should be seized by the state, sold and the
money given to the victims.
All churches should be paying taxes for all activities that are not related to helping the poor the
homeless and feeding the starving. The churches have become a business and as such should
pay taxes for anything other that charitable works.
In addition, they should not be allowed to sell miracles unless they are proven by science and
detailed and proven.
The report is nothing more than trying to say its someone else's fault. Its like saying a woman
wouldn't be raped if she wore, more conservative clothing, instead of understanding that people
including priests have to be responsible for their actions regardless of circumstance.