Friday, May 22, 2009

The Catholic Church responds

vjack of Atheist Revolution summarizes the Catholic Church's response to the Irish child abuse scandal.

Just for the record, Ratzo, there is exactly one correct response to this scandal:
We will cooperate fully with the civil authorities to find and surrender to criminal prosecution everyone who perpetrated abuse and everyone who knowingly covered it up. We will investigate the entire hierarchy and determine and publish how and why the church as an institution allowed this abuse to happen. We will make every change necessary to ensure such such abuse does not and cannot happen again. Furthermore, while it is quite literally the least we can do, we will generously compensate the victims of the abuse.
Anything else is complete fucking bullshit.

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