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:
Definitely, and one for popes too.
Today the United Nations Committee on the Right Of The Child released a report accusing the Vatican of covering up many decades of sexual abuse of children by priests.
The Treaty of Rome (July 17,1998) affirms that: ” Crimes against humanity are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings and that they are not isolated or sporadic events.”
What about the crimes of sexual nature against children committed by Catholic priests? In my opinion these crimes are not just horrible, aberrant acts committed by sick people but true crimes against humanity. Destroying the innocence of children should be considered a crime against humanity.
Some of the priests have paid for their crimes, but what about the Bishops who have covered up the of the sexual abuse?
Should not they as leaders pay…
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