A recent comment made by a bishop I heard at a homily alluded to this report. He lamented that the Church is being singled out. The massive massive crisis should instead be put the in the broader, everyone does it category.
Your condescending eminence, the comparison is weak. It is true other organizations, including the Southern Baptists have their share of criminals & perverts. However, does SB have the generational & international grooming apparatus of the Church? Do they have Central & South American pipelines of vulnerable men hitting the major population centers of Chicago, Washington DC, & LA? Do these other organizations, i.e. Boy Scouts, have safe havens , such as the Vatican, to whisk the perps off to? Did the pevs promote other pervs to positions of authority over many generations?
Whether the MSMs pick this up or not is immaterial to me. It is not 2002. This time, the rot, all of it, will be expunged.
“A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct. Of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims in all, the report found. Many accusers were young men and women, who allegedly experienced everything from exposure to pornography to rape and impregnation at the hands of church members.”
“The Paris public prosecutor, Rémy Heitz, reportedly opened his judicial investigation the day after the complaint was filed.
The young man who reported the alleged harassment works at the General Delegation for International Relations (DGRI) at City Hall.
French media have suggested that the Vatican diplomat could appeal for immunity to avoid prosecution.
The Vatican press office responded with a brief statement noting that the Holy See had learned of the investigation from media reports and that the Vatican “awaits the results of the investigations.”
News of the alleged abuse comes at a bad time for the Vatican, following a series of reports asserting that clerical sexual abuse is overwhelmingly homosexual in nature.
The Catholic Church in Belgium released a report on clerical sex abuse this week showing that 76 percent of priests’ victims were males, which echoes patterns of chiefly homosexual abuse in other countries.”