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.
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
This isn't a discussion about god. It's about child abuse. someone holding a leadership position in a community and using that status to abuse children.
Thank you. Exactly!
I wonder how GOD feels about all of these sexual predators in the Roman Catholic Church, & then also the way they seem to 'recycle' them whenever there's a scandal?! They're a disgrace to EVERYONE!! How can they repent for something so atrocious?! IT'S DISGUSTING THAT THEY'RE BEING PROTECTED BY THE CHURCH!!!!
They're no better than any other sexual predator, so why not convict them & also sue the Roman Catholic Church?! They can afford it!!!!!!
Don't worry their god will forgive their sexual abuse, it says so in the bible, that is why it's so easy for them
Raping trusting little boys makes all preists & religion look bad.
He should of gone to jail, in the first place. They are a bunch of cowardly perverts. To rely on the pope is a joke.
I agree. A bad joke played on humanities children.
I was one of the victims.End the cover ups!
I am sorry. I was also a victim years ago from priests in the Newark Archdiocese. And when I came forward, bishop Myers was cruel and vindictive
They treated me horrible too,please friend me on facebook. I would love to be your friend.
Advocates for sex abuse victims demand investigation of Newark Archbishop John J. Myers
Mark Crawford, in foreground, and other advocates for victims of sexual abuse speak at a press conference across from archdiocese headquarters in Newark on May 1. (John Munson/The Star-Ledger
Full story: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/advocates_for_sex_abuse_victim.html
these bloody people. ok we have all had some kind of skirmishes or experiences of abuse. A? lets not dwell on it and B? lets stop more of these sick people perverting children! it is unberable!
hey preachers! leave those kids alone!
IT HAS TO BE STOPPED.