"T N Nurse" <***@hotmail.com> wrote in message
Post by T N Nurse
Including rape and child molestation? Is this why there seem to be few
prosecutions of priests in the Catholic church scandal?
No - though that's part of the reason - SFAIK California and Connecticut
changed their statute of limitation laws to help victims sue but most others
didn't. Mind you there are about 10,000 cases going through the coursts just
now so I'm not sure if this counts as 'few'. In relation to the total number
worldwide then of course it is just the tip of the iceberg.
But, again SFAIUI, the policy of the Catholic Church to cover up child rape
and intimidate the victims and their families into not reporting the
'incidents' to police is aided by the concept of 'Canon Law' which I think
was originaly intended to stop the Church from meddling in the affairs of
A lot of people don't realise that The Catholic Church actually has it's own
courts that are formally seperate from other courts of law.
It's been on on-going battle for centuries - makes for some fascinating
history reading actually - centuries ago the Church used to have
jurisdiction over all kinds of stuff and still cling to their remaining, and
yet substantial, powers.
The pedophile's pimps - the Bishops - claim Canon Law gets priority over
Secular Law in preist child-rape cases and use it to circulate their clients
around the various Parishes where they can rape new child victims. Probably
something to do with Christian morality that sinners like us can't
It's being challenged much more often lately with prosecutions going for the
'perverting the course of justice' stance.
There is big money in it for lawyers you see. The Catholic Church have had
to fork out *billions* of dollars in compensation lately and this has
obviously attracted lawyers with a taste for social justice.