Apr 262012
 

What’s the difference between a Catholic priest and a doctor or a lawyer?

Well, apart from the fact that a priest has no practical training in anything, the main difference today is that a priest considers himself above the law of the land when it comes to reporting child abusers.  You see, if a pervert informs a psychiatrist in confidence that he is raping a child, that professional must and will inform the authorities.  So will a lawyer.  So will any other professional who receives information in strict confidence.

But the Association of Catholic Priests says that its members’ vows are superior to the law of the land. No matter what a child abuser reveals in confession, they will never tell the authorities, even to save a child from further abuse.

Here we go again.  Canon Law versus Statute Law.  The law of Rome versus the law of Ireland.  As Michael McDowell acidly observed, Canon Law in this country has the same status as the rules of a golf club.  No more than that.

Some people have tried to spin this story to suggest that the government has somehow named the Catholic church specifically in the proposed legislation.  This is not true.  What it has done is impose an obligation on every citizen, including priests, to reveal information relating to the abuse of children.

Any person who shelters, conceals or assists the actions of a child-abuser deserves to go to jail, whether priest, doctor, lawyer or anyone else.

It’s that simple.

 

  15 Responses to “Irish Catholic Priests Refuse To Obey The Law”

Comments (15)
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    No matter what has been exposed over the years, no matter how many priests were sentenced, the Catholic Church still sees itself above the law. How in the hell can we as a nation show these robed self obsessed old goats that they can no longer shelter in their misguided separate state? Shatter has stepped forward waxing lyrical about his new law, and never for a minute considered that the robed saints in Drumcondra would laugh at him, and tell him off with ya, ya Jew, we won’t be lectured by you. It is scary stuff, that in spite of the fact that the church has been torn apart by sexual abuse, that they will still defiantly stand up and say they will not report it if brought to their attention. So a priest having his confession heard by another priest, during which he says he has sinned by abusing children , will be absolved of his sin, but will not be reported. This makes lies of all the times the Bishops have stood in front of us promising to do all they can do to route out the offenders.They were just paying lip service to the nation, hoping it would all blow over eventually. I don’t know how we as a nation show them that they will comply but a good way would be to close their churches down and confiscate all their property.The RCC is finished in this country, they just don’t know it yet.

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    here here

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    The Eucharistic Congress, takes place at the RDS from June 10th to 16th. It is a huge gathering of these robed pillars of society. I think it offers an ideal location for the people of Ireland to stand outside, by the thousands, and tell them that they are no better than the rest of us and will obey the law of the land. No more shall the abused be silenced and left in fear, no more shall an offending priest hide under Canon law protection, or anyone else for that matter. If you know that a child either has, or is being abused, the law now requires you to report it, and I don’t care if your the Pope, or the local shoemaker, do your duty or be held accountable for your failing to do so.

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    Ah yes. Can you imagine if you and I were member of a non religious institute and we released that statement? We’d be ran out of this country. What a crock of shit. Its a real red letter day for the RCC, what with this and them asking children in secondary state schools to sign a petition against same sex marriages. That seems to have bit them in the ass to. Begone you homophobic,self serving kiddy fiddlers!

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    Schools in the UK, I should add.

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    You will still get lots of people in Ireland defending the clergy on this,citing the sanctity of the confessional etc. Why is that old prick still in Armagh? should’nt he be in jail?.I listen to Joe Duffy sometimes,(I know I know it’s sad) but but when you live in London any any sound of Ireland is wecome. I heard people recently ringing in about the eviction Killiney,and only one of the callers thought it was the right thing to do.What the fuck!.Another person was looking for a piece of a holy glove to help to cure cancer, and this was treated as a serious topic, for fucks sake.

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    That’s Liveline for you. Let’s talk about reality instead.

  8.  

    Bock, Twenty’s ragging on you again, on lame ass twitter of all things. DO HIM!

  9.  

    What? That fucking eejit? Let’s ignore the self-publicising fool. From a quick look at his comments, it seems he forgot to take his HRT. The best he could manage was a comment on the site’s appearance, but that’s hardly surprising since he never had much substance anyway.

  10.  

    Imagine he wrote this article.. it’d consist of this –
    Catholic Church – woolly haired c**ts the lot. The end.
    Eegit is right.
    I think the place looks great Bock.
    He’s clearly jealous of you.

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    If you confess and say three hail marys all your sins are washed away. Outcome: Nothing ever happened. If nothing happened you don’t need to tell anyone.

    Ah yes, it’s important to forbid condoms and being gay. You’ll burn in hell for that!

    Sad world they live in.

  12.  

    Why is Twenty Major still following your blog? I thought he hated you.

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    I suppose when a guy crawls far enough up his own arse he’s bound to reappear eventually.

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    There was a cleric/paedophile recently, in Australia, who told The Courts, that he had visited 40 to 50 different Confession Boxes, repeatedly, confessing his horrific crimes.He is alleged to have been told by his numerous confessors, to pray about his, so called sins.If one of them had notified the authorities, a lot of young lives, would have been spared his tortures.
    The Coward of Cloyne, and that Long Bollocks, Sean Brady in Armagh, should be hauled in front of Criminal Courts, and locked up, for aiding and abetting, paedophiles/child defilers, bu it will never happen, in so called Holy Fucking Catholiv Ireland.I am glad that the former Cardinal Ratcatcher, is not coming to their cross dressing Jamboree, in June.

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    There was a cleric/paedophile recently, in Australia, who told The Courts, that he had visited 40 to 50 different Confession Boxes, repeatedly, confessing his horrific crimes.He is alleged to have been told by his numerous confessors, to pray about his, so called sins.If one of them had notified the authorities, a lot of young lives, would have been spared his tortures.
    The Coward of Cloyne, and that Long Bollocks, Sean Brady in Armagh, should be hauled in front of Criminal Courts, and locked up, for aiding and abetting, paedophiles/child defilers, bu it will never happen, in so called Holy Fucking Catholiv Ireland.I am glad that the former Cardinal Ratcatcher, is not coming to their cross dressing Jamboree, in June.

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