Rome- Papal abuse committee meets for first time

Rome- Papal abuse committee meets for first time

For immediate release: Saturday May 3, 2014

Statement by: Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

In a church with thousands of rules, no new rules are needed to fire officials who enable child sex crimes. Every single catholic prelate on earth has plenty of power, right now, to demote, discipline, denounce, and defrock, clerics who conceal crimes.  

With sexual violence and cover ups, catholic officials are obsessively fixed on policies and protocols. But they absolutely ignore the one step that matters: Actions.

We will believe in the discipline of bad bishops when we see it actually happen. 

Contact,  SNAP in Geneva and USA

–SNAP staff: Barbara Blaine (in Europe), European cell +39 366 1160224, U.S. cell +1 312 399 4747,SNAPblaine@gmail.com, Miguel Hurtado European cell +44 7787 638245, David Clohessy (in Missouri) +1 314 645 5915 home, +1 314 566 9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com or Barbara Dorris (in Missouri +1 314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com 

  

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  • commented 2014-05-05 15:18:38 -0500
    Well, well, well, they finally got together. Bet they would have met a lot sooner had they been charged with an issue the Vatican actually cares about.
  • commented 2014-05-04 12:08:42 -0500
    So far, one of the actions I’ve read about the vatican taking recently, was to send “The Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi” out to make a statement to the press about the United Nations hearings starting tomorrow in Geneva. He came out “guns blazing”, attacking all who would say that sexual abuse and rape committed by a pedophile catholic priest on children and vulnerable adults in the catholic church, is torture. I have to ask myself and you, “Is he certifiably insane?” Then I remember, his press release and comments are a classic example or, case of the long entrenched catholic hierarchy’s strategy of “attack the victims, (and now include the un-biased UN questioners among those they attack), before a single question has been put to them”.
    Again, I say that the catholic church, (this new papal abuse committe notwithstanding), to use an old, hackneyed expression, is “hell-bent” on delaying, hiding and evading arrest and prosecution for their heinous, crimes of sexual TORTURE committed and being committed by catholic clergy, laity and catholic employees around the world.
    These crimes are not only torture, but, classified as felonies in civilized countries the world over.
    I for one, am very glad that by signing the UN Treaty against torture, and then the UN being able to audit, or investigate signers of the Treaty, that the catholic church hierarchy has now truly found themselves in a conundrum of epic, historical proportions because, it (the catholic church) and they (the pope, and all the clergy, laity and catholic employees) will soon, no longer be able to deny or evade the conseqences of committing and enabling such crimes against humanity; such truly horrific…torture of innocents.
  • commented 2014-05-03 21:36:53 -0500
    YAY, for Barbara Dorris, and all the SNAP and CCR members who have stayed the course FIGHTING TO END SEXUAL ABUSE AND RAPE BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC CLERGY!!!
    YES! LET THIS BE A NOTICE AND CALL TO ACTION TO both popes, and all the RCC clergy around the world to STOP ENABLING, STOP COVERING UP all the CRIMES OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND RAPE BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC CLERGY and CATHOLIC LAITY, NOW!!! S T O P, WE SAY. N O W. END THE ABUSE AND RAPE, N O W ! AND, SHOW THE WORLD WHEN YOU HAVE DONE SO.
  • commented 2014-05-03 18:40:06 -0500
    “Our concern is to make sure that there are clear and effective protocols to deal with superiors in the Church who have not fulfilled their obligations to protect children,” he (Cardinal O’Malley) told reporters.

    If the new protocols are to be “clear and effective”, how should one describe the previous protocols that contributed to the devastation of many, many children and their families throughout the entire RCC?

    Sorry to say, but “clear and effective” just is not good enough. What is needed and has been so clear, evident and obvious for many, many years is that the protocols must be ENFORCED AND IMPLEMENTED.

    On the other hand, Cardinal O’Malley might want to ask his predecessor Cardinal Law about the protocols he used to hold his clergy accountable while the Boston RCC leadership was investigating clergy abuse allegations. Why bother, the protocol that “allowed” Cardinal Law to fly to the Vatican City in the midst of such devastation and horror brought on by clergy sexual abuse was CLEARLY EFFECTIVE.