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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 03:16 PM

Vatican panel kicks off meeting on sexual abuse by watching 'Spotlight'



A Vatican commission on clerical sex abuse gathered Thursday for a private screening of “Spotlight,” the Oscar-nominated film about abuse by Boston priests, even as Pope Francis came under fire for failing to act on the crisis.

The extraordinary screening was held on the eve of a three-day meeting by the commission, and was shown in the same church residence in central Rome where Francis — then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — stayed before his election as pope in 2013.

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“Francis has said phenomenally damaging and painful things about survivors,” said Saunders. “People in Chile now see the commission as a laughingstock, and I cannot pretend the commission means anything unless he sacks Barros.”

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“The last meeting in October was a non-event. I was told that Rome was not built in a day, but the problem is that it takes seconds to rape a child,” he said.


http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-italy-vatican-spotlight-20160204-story.html

The Vatican is not showing that it's serious about this matter, like everything else it's words sound sweet, until you realize they are just sitting on their throne of gold.

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Reply Vatican panel kicks off meeting on sexual abuse by watching 'Spotlight' (Original post)
Lordquinton Feb 2016 OP
NeoGreen Feb 2016 #1
Lordquinton Feb 2016 #2
mr blur Feb 2016 #3
Fumesucker Feb 2016 #4
Lordquinton Feb 2016 #5
AtheistCrusader Feb 2016 #6
Rob H. Feb 2016 #7
AtheistCrusader Feb 2016 #8
cleanhippie Feb 2016 #9

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 04:59 PM

1. Why do I get the sense that there will be a few shrugged shoulders and a couple of ...

..."who knew"s at the screening.

Plus a few taking furious notes on where the leaks occurred.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 05:15 PM

2. Seen several articles about this topic

Hopefully the trend will continue.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 05:26 PM

3. So which one of them turned to Cardinal Law and whispered,

 

"Hey, I can see your house from here!"?

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Response to mr blur (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:53 PM

4. There's a reason I keep reading this stupid group...

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:46 PM

5. There's always a gem here and there

this group has some divine comedy from time to time.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:40 PM

6. Careful, someone will come stomping in here in an indignant huff, ignore all the material

aspects of this issue, and try and make you the bad guy for gallows humor.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:56 PM

7. What aspects of gallows do you find funny?

Did I do that right? Pretty sure I did that right.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:12 PM

8. Looks about right.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:36 AM

9. Exactly right.

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