“The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors says Marie Collins quit Wednesday, voicing her “frustration” at the lack of cooperation from other Vatican offices.”
Really? When did this whole sexual abuse issue within the Catholic first come to light? In 2003 when I was a transitional deacon that’s when. Billions of dollars later, Pope Francis’s approval of his own commissions implementations and still nothing. Frustrating? Yes!
More and more people have left the Church or refused to return to the Church because this scandal has never really been understood by so many priests. Obviously, “other Vatican offices”, who are not cooperating with The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors still, after all of these years, do not understand the devastating impact of the priest sex scandal on both individuals and on the Church…the Bride of Christ. People forget or deny that the moral authority of the Church comes from God.
The Republicans in the current administration in the USA talk of draining the swamp. Voting can help with that. How come it is so difficult to drain the swamp that plagues the Church? Is it because we do not vote? I do not have a clue how Vatican offices function or are run but I know that in the real world if your office is slow to, or refuses to, implement the wishes of the CEO you are warned to do so asap or you are fired.
God would not agree that children, or anyone for that matter, should be abused. So why is God being ignored? I guess it becomes easier to ignore God on this issue when you ignore God on so many other issues, adultery, gay marriage, abortion, euthanasia. And it seems to me that the Church is abandoning many of her teachings to be better ‘liked’ by the culture, the world wide culture of death. (Included in the culture of death is the promotion and disregard of sin.) Even most of the world wide culture of death frowns on child molestation and other abuses of power…most…
The continual cry for social justice is nothing but a red herring designed to take everyones’ minds off of the real issues that the Church cannot or should not support. I have to ask, wouldn’t it be social justice to immpliment plans and strategies to aid those who already have been sexually abused and to prevent further abuse? Immigration is no were near as important as ignoring the Church’s beliefs especially on child molestation and abuse.
On reflection it really shouldn’t matter how Vatican offices function or who runs them. They need to do what is right in the eyes of God. That is not happening.