July 13, 2011

Priests continue to pose risks to Catholic children

The New York Times has a story today about child abuse by Irish priests. Here's an excerpt:
DUBLIN (AP) — A new investigation into the Catholic Church's chronic cover-up of child abuse found Wednesday that a rural diocese and its bishop ignored Irish church rules requiring all suspected molestation cases to be reported to police — and the Vatican encouraged this concealment. 

The government, which ordered the probe into 1996-2009 cover-ups in the County Cork diocese of Cloyne, warned its findings suggest that parishes across Ireland could pose a continuing danger to children's welfare today.
I didn't say it; they did. Go here to read the full story.

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