Belgium bishops angered by raids

Belgium bishops angered by raids

There are 9 comments on the From Our Own Correspondent story from Jun 25, 2010, titled Belgium bishops angered by raids. In it, From Our Own Correspondent reports that:

Roman Catholic bishops in Belgium have expressed their disappointment at a police raid on the offices of a Church commission investigating sexual abuse.

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Punisher

Moonee Ponds, Australia

#1 Jun 25, 2010
Roman Catholic bishops in Belgium have expressed their disappointment?

The Catholics are going to get a lot more disappointed when their own Pope that used to be a former Hitler's Youth gets a "Warrant Of Arrest" and taken to the Hague to face the Judges. The Catholics treated other people like shit and now they themselves does not like being treated like shit!!! Well, the Catholics should not have treated the children like a sex-machine in the first place.
The Catholics in the name of the Pope in 1536 impaled and burn alive on the flames of a wood fire a Christian man call William Tyndale because he translated the Latin Bible into the English language. The Catholics did not like the poor people to have a Bible of their own on their own language and on their houses.
Now, the Catholics are saying that they are feeling "angry and disappointed" that the Police are raiding their own corrupt Catholic Churches to investigate Child Abuse commited by Catholic Priest!!!
RCC Truth Squad

Granger, IN

#2 Jun 25, 2010
That is certainly NOT what the Bishops said.

In any event, hopefully the authorities in Belgium will be evenhanded and conduct a professional investigation which is fair and evenhanded.

The Roman Catholic Church is strong enough to let the chips fall where they may....as long as the matter is handled properly.

I hope that Justice is served. If evil doers are exposed...so be it. The Church is better off with all of the Truth getting out. That being said...I don't trust the media to manage the story in a fair way, however, and that is a real shame as well.

To say that the Roman Catholic Church is all about pedophilia is absolutely ridiculous.

God, as always, is in control.
Cecile

Brussels, Belgium

#3 Jun 26, 2010
RCC Truth Squad wrote:
That is certainly NOT what the Bishops said.
In any event, hopefully the authorities in Belgium will be evenhanded and conduct a professional investigation which is fair and evenhanded.
The Roman Catholic Church is strong enough to let the chips fall where they may....as long as the matter is handled properly.
I hope that Justice is served. If evil doers are exposed...so be it. The Church is better off with all of the Truth getting out. That being said...I don't trust the media to manage the story in a fair way, however, and that is a real shame as well.
To say that the Roman Catholic Church is all about pedophilia is absolutely ridiculous.
God, as always, is in control.
Totally agree with you! The problem about this paedophile issue concerning the Roman Catholic Chruch is that "the media" implicated everyone in the church! There are still good people in there! It is not fair that the church is portrayed as if it is the house of Satan just because of several paedophile priests! How biased!
lol

Kitchener, Canada

#4 Jun 27, 2010
Pedophiles are outraged at being investigated? Stop the presses!

Since: Aug 09

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#5 Jun 27, 2010
Cecile wrote:
<quoted text>Totally agree with you! The problem about this paedophile issue concerning the Roman Catholic Chruch is that "the media" implicated everyone in the church! There are still good people in there! It is not fair that the church is portrayed as if it is the house of Satan just because of several paedophile priests! How biased!
There are indeed good people in the RCC. The problem is not the media "implicating" everyone, but the perception that everyone is implicated. That perception was not created by the media reporting on cases of pedophilia by priests, but by decades of church functionaries systematically denying and then covering up reports of sexual abuse.
The church as a whole "is" guilty by association and has not been active enough in recognizing, confronting, and finally, taking a public stance against these abuses and working harder to stop them.
Until it does that, the reputation of the RCC will continue to be tarnished.

“Cogito Ergo Sum”

Since: Apr 10

Brussels, Belgium

#6 Jul 3, 2010
John-K wrote:
<quoted text>
There are indeed good people in the RCC. The problem is not the media "implicating" everyone, but the perception that everyone is implicated. That perception was not created by the media reporting on cases of pedophilia by priests, but by decades of church functionaries systematically denying and then covering up reports of sexual abuse.
The church as a whole "is" guilty by association and has not been active enough in recognizing, confronting, and finally, taking a public stance against these abuses and working harder to stop them.
Until it does that, the reputation of the RCC will continue to be tarnished.
It is "ironic" to think and to make believed that "there is a separation between the church and the state"! If the crimes committed by pedophile priests had enjoyed the cover-up by either the media or the church authorities, then where lies the belgian authorities (police)? Could they be shouldering the most part of the blames simply because they too deny the reports of sexual abuses happening in the country? Remember, there is a division between the church and the state; and no one is above the law, not even the cardinals!
DirtyMexicans

Kitchener, Canada

#7 Jul 3, 2010
Cecile_Brussels_Belgium wrote:
Remember, there is a division between the church and the state; and no one is above the law, not even the cardinals!
Good, then you won't complain when these pedophile priests are treated simply as any other caught child-rapists. Is the Pope in the habit of expressing "dismay" over the capture of all child-rapists, or simply those who are ordained?

“Cogito Ergo Sum”

Since: Apr 10

Brussels, Belgium

#8 Jul 4, 2010
DirtyMexicans wrote:
<quoted text>
Good, then you won't complain when these pedophile priests are treated simply as any other caught child-rapists. Is the Pope in the habit of expressing "dismay" over the capture of all child-rapists, or simply those who are ordained?
Treated simply as any other caught child-rapist? By breaking the tombs of the long dead cardinals? Are you kidding? Find and punish those criminals, not the long dead who has clearly nothing to do with that!!
I will ask you one question, just an example: Would you consider it legal that your personal things in your wardrobe, in your own bedroom, be rummaged by the authorities simply one member of your family is suspected of doing something illegal? I bet you will hit the roof!

“Cogito Ergo Sum”

Since: Apr 10

Brussels, Belgium

#9 Jul 4, 2010
DirtyMexicans wrote:
<quoted text>
Good, then you won't complain when these pedophile priests are treated simply as any other caught child-rapists. Is the Pope in the habit of expressing "dismay" over the capture of all child-rapists, or simply those who are ordained?
The authorities (belgian police)opened the tombs of the 2 long dead cardinals in search of evidence, they said! They have no respect for the dead, plain and simple! The pedophiles must be roaming freely but they prefer to ransack the tombs anyway! The reason why the Vatican expressed their humiliation! And now the commission that is supposed to be handling the cases of the children abused by the priests "resigned", as they consider the investigation process going out-of-hand and unjust!

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