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stephenray's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by stephenray

The stupid thing is that the she doesn't call Donohue on his non-sequitur.

He asserts that the molestation incidents took place in the 60s but the police were not informed by the victims and families until the 90s.

But that's exactly the point - the delay was entirely because the Catholic church persuaded everyone (even intimidated them into signing some sort of waivers) to keep schtum about it 'for the good of the Holy Church'.

If victims such as these had realised that these were not isolated incidents that could be used by the enemies of the church if everyone didn't close ranks, but widespread throughout the globe and therefore systematic and symptomatic of the church's indifference to everything except its own preeminence, it wouldn't have taken 30 years before someone told a policeman.

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 08:09:00 UTC | #453954