We have taken real action against abuse. Firm, direct, positive, effective action.tuttle wrote: ↑Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:29 am
The Roman Catholic Church wouldn't have to deal with any of this if they'd have taken action against sexual abuse rather than taken actions that facilitated it. I get that the Church is slower than politics, but these abuses have been going on for decades and decades. How many more decades are needed for the Church to take some real action?
There is one regard in which politics is much slower than the Church: Politics is very slow to give credit for positive success, especially to political opponents. (Notice how the Democrat/media give no credit for our booming economy, increasing jobs, record-low unemployment for Blacks and Hispanics, etc)
The secular media love to insist that the Catholic Church is decadent and hypocritical.
The current issue is not about abuse of children within the last two decades. The current issue is about cabals of active homosexuals thriving in the midst of our priests and bishops.
The connection is that the culture of recruiting and grooming spiritual young men into deeply closeted homosexuals led to the abuse of many adolescent boys.
Some would like to have a purge of homosexuals from our clergy. But traditionally, the Church would rather purge just a few extreme offenders (like former-Cardinal McCarrick).... and encourage the quiet offenders to leave quietly. A great many already have.
Proactively, the Church is putting good men in charge of forming more good men in our seminaries. There was a huge review of America's seminaries, about 15 years ago. Most saw purges of gay faculty members and students. Some seminaries were shut down and re-opened with mostly new faculty. (Pipeson's experience in Catholic seminary was entirely without any gay scandals, but there were many stories of shenanigans floating about from just a few years before.)
In the glacial movement of the Catholic Church, this is pretty fast. In just one generation, all of the gay priests will be gone.
(Note that this is primarily a problem of the Western nations. Catholics in Africa, Communist nations and formerly Communist nations are baffled at how we could be so decadent that this was possible in the first place. Catholic Christianity survived 1200 years of monastic culture without turning gay.)