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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    My mother and brother does, and both are very critical of the child abuse cases and the way the Vatican handled them.
    However, they're still very faithful to Catholicism, and I see no problem with it. It's like saying that just because one Protestant killed a man, the entire religion is rotten.
    It's hardly ONE man or woman, Proud. But yeah, I have practicing catholics in my family, too. We just NEVER discuss this subject, EVER.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't think the IHOP is Catholic. I've never seen Catholics pray in the manner pictured.
    I can't seem to copy/paste from newspapers to DP; I get more of a screenshot.

    Bear with me; I'll figure it out, eventually.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Sure it is. Assassinations, coups, etc....Yet, I still vote. I still sing the Star Spangled Banner. I'm still proud to be an American.
    Uh, no, it is not the same. Where you worship and which country you pledge allegiance to are two different things.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I disagree. Parishoners tithe, they often send their kids to parochial school, they allow their sons to be altar boys, etc.

    I happen to think the entire christianity thingie is a ball of wax, and I realize Catholicism is a distinct sect. But for the love of Gawd, become an Episcopalian.....they have (almost) the same dogma and rituals, without the organized pedophilia ring running things.
    We have at least as many reports of public school teachers having innapropriate relationships with students. I still pay my taxes and send my kids to public schools.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I just CANNOT understand how any ethical person can still be a practicing Catholic. I can't.
    I can't either. If parishoners hit 'em in the pocketbook, you'd see how fast they'd put these pedophiles out of the church...with much fanfare and hoopla. Instead, the church has taken a "see no evil" approach and, heaven help us, transferred these sick puppies to other places where they could infect a whole new bunch of children. I used to donate household and clothing items to St. Vincent DePaul -- a charity arm of the church. Now? I wouldn't give them a lint ball.
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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I can't either. If parishoners hit 'em in the pocketbook, you'd see how fast they'd put these pedophiles out of the church...with much fanfare and hoopla. Instead, the church has taken a "see no evil" approach and, heaven help us, transferred these sick puppies to other places where they could infect a whole new bunch of children. I used to donate household and clothing items to St. Vincent DePaul -- a charity arm of the church. Now? I wouldn't give them a lint ball.
    Well, I think the fish rots from the head. I think John Paul was at least aware and did nothing (or almost nothing); Ratzinger is directly involved. As a Bishop, he covered up child abuse at least once that we know of, at a home for deaf children.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    We have at least as many reports of public school teachers having innapropriate relationships with students. I still pay my taxes and send my kids to public schools.
    This is a religious institution with a rotten core. Unless you have links to show where a slew of school teachers have been transferred to other schools and not reported to authorities when they've been caught molesting children, your opinion is completely invalid. The cover-up that's gone on for years in the Catholic Church is an abomination.
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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    We have at least as many reports of public school teachers having innapropriate relationships with students. I still pay my taxes and send my kids to public schools.
    For starters, no, we don't have as many such reports. Far more importantly, we have no evidence of a decades old world-wide conspiracy to recruit/tolerate/encourage pedophilia inside public schools.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is a religious institution with a rotten core. Unless you have links to show where a slew of school teachers have been transferred to other schools and not reported to authorities when they've been caught molesting children, your opinion is completely invalid. The cover-up that's gone on for years in the Catholic Church is an abomination.
    I said when this was posted earlier that I have no problem with going after the rotten core. It should be encouraged.

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    Re: Catholic Bishop In Kansas Indicted For Child Sex Abuse Conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    For starters, no, we don't have as many such reports. Far more importantly, we have no evidence of a decades old world-wide conspiracy to recruit/tolerate/encourage pedophilia inside public schools.
    I've never saw where it's been recruited. Link? Same for encouraged. Covered up? Yes indeed.

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