Message from discussion Cardinal Pell needs to be put in his place, quick smart!
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"DonH" <donlhumphr...@bigpond.com> wrote in message
> "Gillard=Dudd in a frock." <flatulantdi...@deadspam.com> wrote in message
>> "CARDINAL George Pell has moved to release abuse victims from any
>> confidentiality agreements signed with the Catholic Church in exchange
>> for compensation but is resolute that priests who have heard
>> pedophiles' confessions should not answer questions at the proposed
>> royal commission.".
>> News for you, Pell.
>> The royal Commission can force the priests to answer questions, or
>> send them to jail for failure to do so.
>> These priests who hear confessions of such filth (and other crimes as
>> well) and do not inform authorities should be charged as an accessory
>> after the fact, and face appropriate punishment for their disgraceful
>> cover up.
>> What makes Pell think that the Catholic Church is above the law?
>> Maybe he is a kiddie diddler as well?
> # Ah yes, the Sanctity of the Confessional.
> Something to be said for that, as who'd confess fully if data could be
> handed on?
> But, while venal sins may be confidential, mortal sins could be
> Long before ASIO, the Church kept dossiers on its flock, via the
> Confessional - or we may assume so. Or, is the priest merely an agent of
> the Almighty?
> Why does the confessional box have bars between priest and parishioner?
> Maybe to stop the cleric leaping on a nice, juicy, young girl (or boy).
> Indeed, why was celibacy introduced? (Even if now defeating its
> original purpose)
> Incidentally, the RC Church is a wealthy institution - and wants to
> stay that way.
Yea sure, Do you want to buy a cathedral or the paintings on the Sistine
The church is poor in money, rich in assets that can't be sold.