Am sharing here with You my Dear Friend Anna’s article via Ever-Faithful Copy and Paste; the Reblog/Pressit buttons not seen. Link at the end.
This brings out Very Well the Value of Forgiveness, on the part of the Victim:
“Genuine forgiveness can provide victims a release from their past which nothing else can.,
“No longer to expend(ing) emotional energy focusing on his/her loss.”
Over and above this, I would like to Add that Temporal Punishment is Very much Needed, and is Very Biblical.
A (Catholic) Priest is a combination of Priest, Prophet and King, as Vatican II teaches us. And the Kingly part means keeping things (like erring priests) in check, and that would mean Punishment. …Of course a LOT of Wisdom would be needed for this.
the officers of the church (the bishops and the popes) have called punishment on themselves.
Please read her article at: