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Danielle
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3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?! Who cares what the church has to say? I thought the LAW was applicable to ALL and didn't discriminate based on age (except in cases of really young minors, though it should be noted that even 11 year olds are tried as adults in some cases). Instead of adhering to the law, the accused priests were subject to "administrative and disciplinary provisions" such as instructions not to celebrate Mass or hear confessions. Wow.

http://www.cnn.com...
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3/15/2010 7:47:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?! Who cares what the church has to say? I thought the LAW was applicable to ALL and didn't discriminate based on age (except in cases of really young minors, though it should be noted that even 11 year olds are tried as adults in some cases). Instead of adhering to the law, the accused priests were subject to "administrative and disciplinary provisions" such as instructions not to celebrate Mass or hear confessions. Wow.

http://www.cnn.com...

If "advanced age" didn't stop the accused from committing the crime, it shouldn't stop them from being prosecuted for it, too.
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3/15/2010 8:06:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Sex scandals is too weak of a title for this topic. It is now called "Dirty Child Rapists that would Burn in the Depths of Hell for all Eternity if Hell Actually Existed."
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3/15/2010 8:19:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?!

It could be that there wasn't enough evidence to bring the cases to trial in a lot of the cases.
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3/15/2010 11:45:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/15/2010 8:19:41 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?!

It could be that there wasn't enough evidence to bring the cases to trial in a lot of the cases.

If that is the case, the article should clearly state that. There's a Vatican office in charge of investigating crimes the church considers most serious? How can these people not be subject to the same laws as everyone else?

Can people sue the church? Though this could be another thread, just curious. Is there precedent?
Puck
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3/15/2010 11:58:49 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/15/2010 11:45:39 PM, bkelley211 wrote:
At 3/15/2010 8:19:41 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?!

It could be that there wasn't enough evidence to bring the cases to trial in a lot of the cases.

If that is the case, the article should clearly state that. There's a Vatican office in charge of investigating crimes the church considers most serious? How can these people not be subject to the same laws as everyone else?

Can people sue the church? Though this could be another thread, just curious. Is there precedent?

There's at least 1 class action I'm aware of.
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3/17/2010 7:35:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?! Who cares what the church has to say? I thought the LAW was applicable to ALL and didn't discriminate based on age (except in cases of really young minors, though it should be noted that even 11 year olds are tried as adults in some cases). Instead of adhering to the law, the accused priests were subject to "administrative and disciplinary provisions" such as instructions not to celebrate Mass or hear confessions. Wow.

http://www.cnn.com...

I, nickthengineer, hearby accuse theLwerd of a sex scandal.

I also say that she is old.

If no trial comes from this, what does that prove? Nothing.
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3/17/2010 7:49:54 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/17/2010 7:35:19 AM, nickthengineer wrote:
At 3/15/2010 7:44:37 PM, theLwerd wrote:
So even more sex scandals are emerging regarding Catholic priests. CNN notes that in the last decade, more than 3,000 priests have been accused (other sources list close to 5,000) and yet there was NO TRIAL in 60% of those cases. Church leaders say that's because of the "advanced age of the accused." Are you friggin serious?! Who cares what the church has to say? I thought the LAW was applicable to ALL and didn't discriminate based on age (except in cases of really young minors, though it should be noted that even 11 year olds are tried as adults in some cases). Instead of adhering to the law, the accused priests were subject to "administrative and disciplinary provisions" such as instructions not to celebrate Mass or hear confessions. Wow.

http://www.cnn.com...

I, nickthengineer, hearby accuse theLwerd of a sex scandal.

I also say that she is old.

If no trial comes from this, what does that prove? Nothing.

You are a complete idiot you really are!
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