Sweeney blasts Newark archbishop over handling of priest sex abuse accusations
Saying New Jersey’s top Roman Catholic cleric should feel more “public pressure and public embarrassment” for protecting a priest charged with molesting a boy in 2001, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Friday discussed his reasons for joining politicians statewide to call on Newark Archbishop John J. Myers to resign.
Your Holiness, Please hear my words. I have a remarkable idea. Send me a email you want to know about it, please. [email protected] United States of America. Peace be with you.
Why do we allow the CATHOLIC church to continue doing this!!?! People have to stand together & SAY NO MORE & MEAN IT NOT just SUGGEST IT & hope that the Catholic church (Pope ) will finally do what is MORALLY RIGHT!! How many more children are we going to allow the good Pope to cause mental harm to? Is there a number when we the PEOPLE say ENOUGH NO MORE & STAND TOGETHER & DO SOMETHING .
LIKE PERHAPS QUIT ATTENDING & SUPPORTING THE CHURCH THAT PREACHES MORALITY BUT DOESN'T LIVE BY THEM OR THE COMMANDMENTS OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR!!!!
My husband's case. I'm very proud of this man and the strength it took to speak the truth.
Also, to be added. The Catholic Church that "offered counseling" in the statement never actually offered him counseling and never provided any compensation for the counseling he has had to go through due to the abuse.
Is it true that online petitions don't count
of course they count.
We use them to make real world changes. Politicians (and hopefully Popes) see the will of the people expressed collectively and they listen. We've changed laws, ensured justice and protected people through petitions, they work really well!
That isn't true Jessica. Many world leaders have made it very clear that online petitions helped them change their position on important topics. Cynically minded people like to say that. But they're probably the same people that wouldn't lift a finger to try and help other people anyway.
Okk I guess it all comes down to where you live. Thanks for the link Shar Wilson¡ I will post it on my Facebook.
With all the religious dogma to hide behind, it becomes so easy to fool the masses who can not think for themselves that it just a load of bullshit in a dress, acting like they are doing people a favour, down with all churches, I am good without a god, I know right from wrong, why can't you?
A large organization run completely by men is a recipe for disaster!
These types of bad behavior are neither Catholic, Christian or acceptable for anyone not matter what their religion is or even if they claim no religion. There are many sickos out there and we need to voice it loudly!
how many is enough?all these guys should be castrated first and keep them in jail and let them deal with them....place them with the general population and let them be......this guys are sickkkk,....;O(
If Jesus returned their would be a house cleaning!
the issue is to stop all abuse of children by anyone. lets remember that. 2 of my 3 sons were a victim of paedophile. the man worked at the school and was also the school santa. so can you imagine sitting on santa lap when he is sexually abusing you for years. i do not hate all santas but i do hate those who harm children
I think while it urgent to protect the children from the abusers - we also take in to consideration that the abusers are sick and they need to be treated too
I agree! Praying for The Church to do the right for righteousness sake.
Yes, the abusers need help but they should get help in JAIL!!!!!
Mary, we agree with you but society needs to protect itself from those who would abuse us. However you look at it putting a self confessed child molesting priest in an environment where is taking confession from children is hardly treatment - more like temptation!
I believe all areas of public service should be monitored closely, since it is these areas , whether school teachers or the priest hood of various churches, the people who serve in government office who have easy access and convenient opportunities to take advantage of children and young adults. Therefore it is up to us parents and grand parents to always be on the alert and sad to say suspicious of all.BE A HAWK.
Richard, we agree. Here's a campaign aimed at educating parents run by a partner of ours: http://www.causes.com/safechildren