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← Scapegoat for Catholic evils?

QuestioningKat's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by QuestioningKat

I did a quick check (which may be inaccurate) showing that the average sentence for rape is over nine years while the actual time served is about five years. Chances are this monsignor will serve about three years if he survives the general population.

This issue reminds me of concentration camp guards who went about following the rules without questioning their validity or impact on others. They blindly anesthetized themselves - out-of-sight, out-of-mind. He probably thought someone else would handle it. He does need to serve time for his crime, but what about the priests doing the actual rape? How many have walked freely or died without facing the consequences? The religious have the attitude that God will handle the situation now that they are passed, but this is not good enough. People know this and the Church knows that people are unhappy and expect action.

He is a scapegoat, but certainly not an innocent one.

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:08:23 UTC | #950081