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Well I cant speak to what Fr. Rob may have meant. However if you are throwing a stone just for the sake of throwing a stone then I would agree. However, if we are to avoid the perception of its a uniquely Catholic issue which is what is portrayed then it is better for everyone to acknowledge the facts. Otherwise isnt failure to acknowledge or take action elsewhere because its only a Catholic issue contribute to the problem? You want to go after the perpetrators alone and not just the insitution then fine. If you want to go after people who listened to psychiatrists fine, but then lets have a universal policy and also psychologists held accountable, police, school administrators etc. So here we have the BBC which mercilessly attacked the church, but when its discovered one of their own abused about 460 children known the head of the BBC knew nothing. He didnt even know anything about the contents of a letter which he hired an attorney to draft.
A Dutch commission has found that sexual abuse of children after they have been forcibly taken from troubled homes and put into state-funded institutions is common. It estimates around 23 percent of such children are abused - more than three times the national average.
The commission was set up in May 2010 during a similar investigation into Catholic boarding homes.
Chairwoman Rieke Samson said Monday the commission has since received more than 800 complaints, some dating back decades, and referred 42 of them to prosecutors.
The commission found that more than half of abuse came at the hands of other, often older children.
Adult men were the abusers in around two-thirds of the remaining cases, while girls made up two-thirds of victims.
....... Put all guilty perpitrators away so they don't harm anyone again. That includes anyone from any profession and that includes ANYONE who had first hand knowledge of these crimes who LIED, DECEIVED and COVERED up these crimes to protect the perptitrators and their institution.
Do you agree?