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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:49 AM

Boston Priest to Lead Vaticanís Oversight of Sexual Abuse Claims

Source: New York Times

ROME ó Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday named a priest from Boston, the epicenter of the sexual abuse crisis in the United States, as the Vaticanís new sex crimes prosecutor. He also pardoned his former butler who was serving a prison term after leaking confidential documents in the Vaticanís most embarrassing security breach in decades.

The two announcements, which came on the weekend before Christmas, were a telling juxtaposition for a complex, ancient institution that has always tread a fine line between grace and justice, crime and punishment, sin and redemption.

The Rev. Robert W. Oliver, a canon law specialist at the Archdiocese of Boston, will be the ďpromoter of justiceĒ at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vaticanís doctrinal office that reviews all abuse cases, the Vatican said Saturday.

The abuse crisis erupted in Boston in 2002, when church records unsealed in a court case revealed that the diocese had transferred priests known to have been pedophiles. The scandal led to the resignation that year of Cardinal Bernard F. Law as archbishop of Boston.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/world/europe/rev-robert-w-oliver-to-lead-vaticans-review-of-sex-abuse-claims.html

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Reply Boston Priest to Lead Vaticanís Oversight of Sexual Abuse Claims (Original post)
jsr Dec 2012 OP
Botany Dec 2012 #1
47of74 Dec 2012 #9
Joe Bacon Dec 2012 #10
Botany Dec 2012 #11
Berlum Dec 2012 #2
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #3
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #4
Jefferson23 Dec 2012 #5
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #6
Joey Liberal Dec 2012 #7
Paulie Dec 2012 #8
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #12
olddad56 Dec 2012 #13

Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:56 AM

1. A catholic priest to look into the crimes of the catholic church?

I am sure it will be fair and balanced and an unending search for the truth.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:59 AM

9. Reminds me of this...

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:43 PM

10. It's more like putting a satyr in charge of a whorehouse.

You know that gallons of whitewash are going to be used in the coverup.

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Response to Joe Bacon (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:52 PM

11. A satyr?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:25 AM

2. An, um, reassuring move from the Pope Ratzinger (R)

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:41 AM

3. Looks kind of like a Fox guards hen house move.

Would at least like to hear that this canon law specialist did not work for Cardinal Law. If he did, this is outrageous.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:49 AM

4. not sure if I should laugh or cry. nt.

 

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:50 AM

5. Seriously, how does anyone trust this organization?? I don't get it. n/t

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:53 AM

6. This is like the head of the NRA fixing the gun problem.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:00 AM

7. Glad I'm no longer a Catholic

They have become a little too crazy for me..........

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:44 AM

8. Boston canon law guy to the inquisition

So the church can police itself. Nice.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:09 PM

12. I laughed when I read this. . .

but it's really not funny. As somebody else already posted, it's like putting a fox in charge of guarding the hen house.
WTF?

But the RC Church is already full of itself--like when it has priests (or better yet, eunuchs) dishing out marriage counseling! LIke they know the first thing about THAT!!

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:23 PM

13. how about we put the FBI in charge and these pedophiles suffer the same consequenses as ..

anyone else. How much has the catholic church paid out so far? over 2.2 Billion to over 100,000 victims, so far, in just the US alone.

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