1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    25 May '06 16:121 edit
    According to the Vatican, instructing a priest to refrain from public ministry and to lead a "reserved life of prayer and penitence" constitutes discipline commensurate with sexually abusing boys as young as 10. Supporters call this finding "courageous."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/19/AR2006051900247.html
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    25 May '06 17:14
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to the Vatican, instructing a priest to refrain from public ministry and to lead a "reserved life of prayer and penitence" constitutes discipline commensurate with sexually abusing boys as young as 10. Supporters call this finding "courageous."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/19/AR2006051900247.html
    Making stuff up, Doctor?
  3. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    25 May '06 17:18
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    Making stuff up, Doctor?
    No. I gave the citation. Do you want me to post the text of the article here?
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    25 May '06 17:36
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    No. I gave the citation. Do you want me to post the text of the article here?
    Not really. I've managed to find what I wanted.

    Some more analyses on the story:

    http://nationalcatholicreporter.org/update/bn051806.htm
    http://www.cwnews.com/offtherecord/offtherecord.cfm?task=singledisplay&recnum=3616
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    25 May '06 19:22
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to the Vatican, instructing a priest to refrain from public ministry and to lead a "reserved life of prayer and penitence" constitutes discipline commensurate with sexually abusing boys as young as 10. Supporters call this finding "courageous."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/19/AR2006051900247.html
    From a canonical perspective, it is.

    http://www.canonlaw.info/2006/05/fr-maciels-penance_19.html
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    25 May '06 19:45
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    From a canonical perspective, it is.

    http://www.canonlaw.info/2006/05/fr-maciels-penance_19.html
    How about from an enlightened perspective?
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    25 May '06 19:54
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    How about from an enlightened perspective?
    From an enlightened perspective, the Church's job is to be merciful without endangering its members - "evening out" the scales of justice is left to God.
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    25 May '06 20:22
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    From an enlightened perspective, the Church's job is to be merciful without endangering its members - "evening out" the scales of justice is left to God.
    Ironically it is this type of mentality which sometimes leads to other people "evening out" those scales.

    Perhaps we could consider such actions a favor to God. Surely He has enough to do.

    -JC
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    25 May '06 21:311 edit
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to the Vatican, instructing a priest to refrain from public ministry and to lead a "reserved life of prayer and penitence" constitutes discipline commensurate with sexually abusing boys as young as 10. Supporters call this finding "courageous."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/19/AR2006051900247.html
    Your anti-Catholic campaigne on this site is becoming quite boring.
  10. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    25 May '06 21:44
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    From an enlightened perspective, the Church's job is to be merciful without endangering its members - "evening out" the scales of justice is left to God.
    {cough}Copout!{COUGH}!
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    25 May '06 21:471 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Your anti-Catholic campaigne on this site is becoming quite boring.
    I never received any affirmation from you for baking that priest a cake. Did I leave you speechless? 🙂
  12. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    25 May '06 22:16
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Your anti-Catholic campaigne on this site is becoming quite boring.
    How about my anti priest molestation campaign? Shall we stop addressing this persistent problem merely because it is old news?
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    25 May '06 22:18
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    How about my anti priest molestation campaign? Shall we stop addressing this persistent problem merely because it is old news?
    Man, you're like Dateline NBC's Fun Police, always trying to keep a brother down.
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    25 May '06 23:44
    Originally posted by Churlant
    Ironically it is this type of mentality which sometimes leads to other people "evening out" those scales.

    Perhaps we could consider such actions a favor to God. Surely He has enough to do.

    -JC
    Funny, I bet there are a lot of Al-Qaeda terrorists out there saying exactly the same thing.
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    26 May '06 13:53
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I never received any affirmation from you for baking that priest a cake. Did I leave you speechless? 🙂
    You did indeed ..... 😉
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