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Offline Robb

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http://www.irishcentral.com/story/news/periscope/is--catholic-church-getting-bad-rap-on-pedophiles--misguided-forgiveness-at-heart-of-church-scandal-says-expert-126449673.html


Is Catholic Church getting bad rap on pedophiles? Misguided forgiveness at heart of church scandal says expert



A leading Catholic lay figure I know who is a deeply compassionate and caring man gives a different read on the church crisis in Ireland than you will read anywhere else...

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In my respectful submission, this just goes to show how little people understand the Lord's commandments to forgive and not to judge.

We are required to forgive one another and refrain from judging: this is not the same as allowing wrong-doers to escape the consequences of the actions. A judge should be able to dispassionately sentence a man to a twenty year term in prison without judging his heart or asserting that he is beyond redemption.
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Offline Xenia1918

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The RCC is not the only one with pedos in their midst. Many Orthodox Jewish rabbis have also faced child molestation charges (there is even a website detailing the various cases), and Protestant ministers also, as well as some Orthodox priests. ANY religion where a clergyman has exposure to children will attract pedos.
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Agreed we should focus on making our culture as UNFRIENDLY to pedophiles as possible ... regardless of which religion they try to hide behind.
"Sometimes, you just gotta say, 'OK, I still have nine live, two-headed animals' and move on.'' (owner of Coney Island freak show, upon learning he'd been outbid on a 5-legged puppy)

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Agreed we should focus on making our culture as UNFRIENDLY to pedophiles as possible ... regardless of which religion they try to hide behind.

BINGO.
"O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth as their home in common with us..." (from the Prayer of St Basil the Great)

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