Catholic clergy still doesn’t get it.

July 19, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

What? It’s not proper to expose children to priests with a well-documented track record of abusing children? Money quote from MSNBC:

“We would have assumed,” said the grand jury in a report, “by the year 2011, after all the revelations both here and around the world, that the church would not risk its youth by leaving them in the presence of priests subject to substantial evidence of abuse. That is not the case.”

The authorities should throw Justin Rigali into prison for reckless endangerment.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tim Hogan says:

    Roman Catholic Cardinals Justin Regali and Raymond Burke spent their times in St. Louis as latter day Savonarolas decrying anything but the clergy abuse scandal here. Both spent the majority of their time decying the "scandals" of the ordination of women priests, the fight with the lay board of St. Stan's Church and involving themselves improperly and probably illegally into electoral politics on behalf of the extreme right. I would expect nothing less of both men elsewhere.

  2. St. Louis was a relatively liberal diocese. Burke and Regali were sent here to "tighten things up" and bust up all this liberal theological permissiveness, like parishes determining their own finances and what not. They were punishment for not towing a hard line. They did much damage.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Irish pushing back against Rome:

    "The Irish Prime Minister has criticised the role of the Vatican over allegations that the Catholic church covered

    up child abuse by its priests. Enda Kenny said the recent Cloyne Report into how allegations of sex abuse by priests in Cork had been covered up showed change was urgently needed.

    Kenny told his fellow Irish parliamentarians "the historic relationship between church and state in Ireland could not be the same again."

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