Somehow, yet another protestation by a high-ranking Catholic that he wasn’t covering up yet another molestation case doesn’t quite ring true. This is truly getting beyond a joke. Someone, somehow, at some stage needs to be held accountable for something. Worldwide, these Catholic “leaders” bleat and they pontificate and they stand atop soap-boxes and decry all manner of sexual “perversion” from homosexuality to pornography to artisitic nudes to films like the supposedly anti-Vatican The Golden Compass; they discriminate against women priests, gay priests, gay marriage, gay adoption, gayness in general & the right to abortion; they pass public judgement on things they know nothing about like stem cell research & science & medicine in general; they claim the divine right to issue behavioural dictates on the entire world whether Catholic or not, yet they continue to blatantly ignore or deny or refuse to acknowledge or act against the enormous, white woolly mammoth of endemic moral corruption, sexual repression and paedophilia that stands in their own vestry and stares them in the face.
It is time for our government & the governments of the world to get serious with the Catholic church and prosecute their enrobed sex offenders – and their denialist enablers in the Papist heirarchy – as vigorously as they prosecute those who do perpetrate the same offenses in the real world.