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Old 03-27-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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but Father Murphy appealed to Cardinal Ratzinger for leniency and got it, partly because of the churchís statute of limitations. Since when does sin have a statute of limitations?

Op-Ed Columnist - A Nope for Pope - NYTimes.com
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: East Coast U.S.
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but Father Murphy appealed to Cardinal Ratzinger for leniency and got it, partly because of the churchís statute of limitations. Since when does sin have a statute of limitations?
You tell me.

The issue of abortion is really what this flap is all about. The only reason the abuse scandal is being discussed in most web forums is simply due to the media attention.

Doesn't it seem odd that the media chose to highlight the issue in the midst of the health care debate? The Pope and Cardinals are on the target roster of the main stream liberals (both inside and outside the RCC) due to their conservative stance on abortion.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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The only reason the abuse scandal is being discussed in most web forums is simply due to the media attention.
You call this abuse? Read about the middle ages and the physical and sexual abuse inflicted upon women, children, the infirm etc. by the church. Notwithstanding the witch hunts and the Crusades.

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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You tell me.

The issue of abortion is really what this flap is all about. The only reason the abuse scandal is being discussed in most web forums is simply due to the media attention.

Doesn't it seem odd that the media chose to highlight the issue in the midst of the health care debate? The Pope and Cardinals are on the target roster of the main stream liberals (both inside and outside the RCC) due to their conservative stance on abortion.
That is hogwash, I have no idea where you come up with that ridiculous notion...Abortion has nothing to do with it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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You call this abuse? Read about the middle ages and the physical and sexual abuse inflicted upon women, children, the infirm etc. by the church. Notwithstanding the witch hunts and the Crusades.
Have you ever heard of the Salem Witch Trials?

Catholics had nothing to do with that.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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The secrecy doesn't surprise me at all.
It also doen't surprise me that some would say that they "used" this abuse story for their own agenda.
Of course it's all about abortion......
Too bad we can't test a fetus to see if they'd turn into sex offenders....or homosexuals...the religious would be all for it then.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Have you ever heard of the Salem Witch Trials? Catholics had nothing to do with that.
Surely you jest. All of the Christian churches were responsible for the torture and killing of an estimated 100,000 innocent young women who were accused of witchcraft. This went on for thousands of years based upon scripture which declared, "Thou Shalft Not Suffer A Witch To Live."

After the public began to protest such foolishness the church ceased to preach about it or even mention it. The scripture is still there but like so many other things the church doesn't mention it any more. When anything becomes an issue with the public and it begins to affect the attendance and consequential donations the church drops it like a hot potato.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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Surely you jest. All of the Christian churches were responsible for the torture and killing of an estimated 100,000 innocent young women who were accused of witchcraft.
Yup,

Catholics practically invented witch-burning.
Just one example:

"The torture of witches quickly began to grow after 1468 when the Pope declared witchcraft to be crimen exeptum and thereby removed all legal limits on the application of torture in cases where evidence was difficult to find."

Torture of witches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yup,

Catholics practically invented witch-burning.
Just one example:

"The torture of witches quickly began to grow after 1468 when the Pope declared witchcraft to be crimen exeptum and thereby removed all legal limits on the application of torture in cases where evidence was difficult to find."

Torture of witches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There must be something in the air today.
The Catholic bashing has hit an unusaully high pitch.

I suppose the rest of the faiths and individuals in your attached article get a free pass.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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It would have been so much fun being a priest in the last few hundred years. Imagine what they could have sanctioned in the name of god. These days their privelidge doesn't even allow them to get away wit touching up a few kids. I blame the internet.
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