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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The only entity large enough to investigate the Catholic Church is the US Justice Department

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By Kay Ebeling

The picture at right will be the icon. When you see it, you know you are about to read a story here about pursuing the justice that crime victims of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church need, through the Federal government.

We can stand outside cathedrals and other church properties until the sun fries us, and even though their security guys watch our every move, the bishops inside do not have their ears or minds tuned to pedophile priest crime victims, they are insulated from us and conducting business with no oversight.

The real issue here is secrecy, that an institution in America could have systematic sexual assault of children taking place on its sites, and be so secretive that they contained the crimes from law enforcement for decades. Systematic sexual assault of children under the guise of religion should never have happened in the United States - either in Utah or Arizona with weird sect spinoffs of Mormonism, or with maybe the largest religion in the country, the Roman Catholic Church.

A federal investigation - like a US Senate investigation - would result in

OVERSIGHT


Why should the Catholic Church or any other organization be able to operate without oversight in our country?

It's not like they are giving money to charity.

Don't let the Catholic Church tell you the spate of settlements last few years over pedophile priests is the reason they may have to stop doing charity.

They don't do charity now.


Take a drive down the street in almost any inner city in America.

If an institution the size of the Catholic Church was dedicated to helping the poor, you sure wouldn't see so many people living in cardboard boxes.

It's complicated.

It requires a national level of justice

An entity that can counter the Catholic Church


It will take the US Government, prosecutors, federal investigators, maybe the US Senate, to get to the bottom of these crimes:

Spiritual fraud

Denial of civil rights

Child trafficking

Sacramental and ritualistic use, misuse of religious ceremonies to groom targeted children

We have a window of opportunity now with a new US Attorney General and the new US Attorneys who will arrive in local Department of Justice districts around the country in the next months

We may have to wait a few months though as heads roll in the Justice Department. Pedophile priests may be a low priority.

What bothers me is the real criminals are all getting too old to put on trial. . .

Sigh

4 comments:

AZ said...

It's complicated.

Yep.

It requires a national level of justice.

Yep.

An entity that can counter the Catholic Church.

WE already have that, don't we? I mean, isn't that SNAP? You know the organization that Mahony fears so much...the organization that battles the RCC so vigilantly and valiantly? Does not the mere fact that SNAP is 8000 members (so they say) strong, the largest and oldest organization for survivors (ostensibly) say it all? Does not mere mention of incorruptible heroes like Barbara Blaine and David Clohessey cause Mahony to exceedingly quiver and quake like Moses in the presence of God... while he soils his garment with purity bricks?

They aren't getting it done? Surely you aren't suggesting THAT are you?

Careful Kay, blasphemy is a sin you know.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Kay, the only entity is thr Department of Justice. SNAP and all the rest of the organizations are still trying change the RCC so they can continue on going to their precious church. That will never happen. This country is built on the law and we must use the law to annihilate the RCC from it's evil roots planted by the devil himself.

city of angels lady said...

I agree with you about the evil. And whoever investigates them has to not care whether it hurts the church or not. Just investigate - the facts, ma'am, nothing but the facts.

AZ said...

Anyone who doesn't understand the "purity brick" reference, go here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABSoHYQr6k