Interesting words from one who spent years denying the evil even existed in the first place.<quoted text>
Your heartfelt beliefs are not facts. We acknowledged it, we have paid heavily for it. We have worked on it and still are. What you are cultivating is hate. Just read seres posts and the ones posted by the Protestants who cheer you on when you attack the church.
I am still going with the Orthodox statement I posted that you have no right to make claims like you do. The initiatives have been extensive and the church is global in nature. I would suggest you focus on the sickness in your institution rather than grandstanding with heartfelt beliefs rather than facts.
All churches, schools, insitutions need guidelines, practices and education and universal policies to deal with these issues. The best way to deal with offendors is something noone has an answer to. 3 month sentences are no answer.
Seminarians are now administered tests before being allowed, reporting policies, etc. have been implemented, training, laity councils to investigate, the involvement of civil authorities. We posted several times the numerous things the church has done and continues to do. The results of those efforts have already shown very positive results. I would like to see any institution that has done as much as the church.
To quote Pope Benedict, "This evil must be purged from our midst."
Today, the sin of decades of lies and denial is quickly forgotten.
But it wasn't self-reflection and honesty that drove the RCC to the truth.
Nope, a police raids on a RCC bishops conference in Belgium helped the "teacher of perfect morals" see the light.
A few years after that, a RCC spokesman thanked the world media for forcing the RCC to confront the problem.
Yes, it's true! Jesus used the media to guide the RCC. They wouldn't listen to Jesus alone it seems.