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May 16th, 2011
01:10 PM ET

Vatican's New Sex Abuse Guidelines

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  1. Jasper

    The new guidelines are most defenitley a necessity. The guidelines that were published took no account of the personal loyalty due to the priests from the bishops. The selling out of the priests by the Bishops that took place as an overreaction to the abuse crisis was unnecessary. The abuse is a terrible crime, but in the church it must be looked at as a pastoral problem. The Bishops have a responsibility toward their presbyterate that is higher than their responsibility to any but God's law.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  2. LEE DAVIS

    ENOUGH ALREADY ! IT'S SICKENING. WHEN ARE THE CATHOLICS GOING TO ADMIT THAT THEIR LEADERS ARE SEXUALY, FINANCIALY AND MORALY CORRUPT. QUIT HONORING CHILD MOLESTERS, STOP MAKING THEM SAINTS! FOR SHAME!!

    May 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  3. Kathy

    I don't get it....and this goes for any religion...how can they file Chapter 11 using our laws for financial protection when they do not even pay taxes??

    Sorry, but all religions should have to pay taxes....at its very base its a business...

    May 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  4. Bob

    Was baptized a Catholic 60 years ago, lived the faith and was ordained as clergy. I have given up on this institution several years ago. This is an institution that still protects pedophiles with the outdated doctine of what is good for "The Church" is concerned about image and prosperity, not the truth of Jesus, .

    For our current pope to say bishops need only report to the police only if it is required by law is absolutely ludicrous and pure hipocrisy. Shame on you.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  5. DavidPun

    "WHEN ARE THE CATHOLICS GOING TO ADMIT THAT THEIR LEADERS ARE SEXUALY, FINANCIALY AND MORALY CORRUPT. QUIT HONORING CHILD MOLESTERS, STOP MAKING THEM SAINTS! FOR SHAME!!"

    This is really pathetic. As far as I can see, child abuse (physical and sexual) occurs in almost every US organization that is tasked with working with children. 99% of people in these organizations are good people and care for children, but these types of organizations are magnets for attracting people with pedophilic tendencies. Although I am no lover of the CC, they are currently about the only organization, possibly in conjunction with the Boy Scouts, that is actually doing anything systematic and formal to deal with this problem.
    Most of the other organizations, run by the public, namely the responsibility of people like you, Mr Davis, are doing either nothing, or have a piece-meal and ineffective solution. The public school system is perhaps an example of the latter and the Juvenile Justice System is a shining example of the former. If you don't believe me, go check for yourself.
    Given this logic, then perhaps Mr Davis, should reword his capitalized rant and write
    WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO ADMIT THAT THEIR LEADERS ARE SEXUALY, FINANCIALY AND MORALY CORRUPT.

    To be fair though, this problem seems to manifest itself in every country, as with most things ASmericans like to do it bigger and better.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  6. john

    Does the Antichrist own CNN or do they own the government. It seems every time there is a sex scandal coming from a person. The Antichrist or this pope uses the Catholic churches for backup. Lets get this straight The Roman Catholic churches without knowing how this pope is elected him a the Pope today. If a pope is elected there is not stepping down until he dies or his years of running is at an end. The Catholic Churches is against all of this mess and its against GOD. The Lord Hears all,Just because a person looks at child pornography, doesn't mean the Catholic churches is part of that BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT. It seems to me that This Country has forgotten why we are here, and who built this country. Our leaders all over the world has decided to follow satan and do his biden. If a person is against any church expecially the catholic churches, then you are part of the Aluminati or you are an antichrist.

    May 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  7. LEE DAVIS

    MR. PUN absolute power of anything corrupts absolutely. I was only speaking about the current but centuries old Vatican situation. Wake up quit making excuses do what is right hold everyone accountable for their errors. you sound like part of the problem. btw Im female :}

    May 17, 2011 at 11:56 am |

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