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Monday, May 24, 2010

Australian Bishop Says Child Abuse Cultural in Church, and I Say, Well Then Why Do You Still Work for Them?

The Associated Press is Staying On This Topic, today:

[Australia's] Coleridge said as a young priest in the 1970s, he regarded pedophilia cases as "tragic and isolated." Coleridge's view shifted when he was called to serve at the Vatican as chaplain to Pope John Paul II during a five-year period that ended in 2002. While there, Coleridge came to regard child abuse in the church as "cultural."

"There is no one factor that makes abuse of the young by Catholic clergy in some sense cultural," Coleridge wrote. "It seems to me a rather complex combination of factors which I do not claim to understand fully."

Australia archbishop: Church culture tied to abuse
The Associated Press - Rod McGuirk - ‎6 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia — The Roman Catholic Church's culture of discretion and focus on "sin and forgiveness rather than crime and punishment" were among ...

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