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http://www.bishop-accountability.org/Ireland now lists 94 Catholic priests and brothers who have been convicted of sex abuses offenses in Ireland to date. No one has been convicted of covering up their abuse. Strict data protection and defamation laws in Ireland make it difficult to report the names of all clerics and brothers who have allegations of abuse against them, estimated by the website to number 1,300.

This is because the making of a false allegation can cause irreparable damage to the reputation of the accused. However there has been only one high profile case of a priest being accused in error - my national broadcaster RTE - in a programme called Mission to prey. For the most part, the media have been scrupulous in researching and documenting the evidence for any allegations made. Of course the abused had no such protections.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 at 06:34:12 PM EST

Did you catch his remarks on the plane home?

The Vatican has rolled back on a recommendation by Pope Francis that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies.

The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he had not meant to suggest that homosexuality was a mental illness.

The pope was asked by a journalist what he would say to parents who observe homosexual traits in their children.

"When it shows itself from childhood, there is a lot that can be done through psychiatry, to see how things are. It is something else if it shows itself after 20 years," he said.

He added that ignoring a child who showed homosexual tendencies was an "error of fatherhood or motherhood".

However, when the Vatican later published the pope's answer, the reference to psychiatry had been removed.

Get your house in order, your Holeyness? Psychiatric help for known paedophiles is perhaps a higher priority? In closed institutions, yes?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Aug 28th, 2018 at 10:56:29 AM EST
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No, I missed that. The Church always seems to confuse homosexuality with paedophilia. Psychiatry is irrelevant with homosexuality and not of much help with paedophiles either.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 28th, 2018 at 01:18:12 PM EST
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Closed institutions.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Aug 28th, 2018 at 03:03:34 PM EST
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