Todays Washington Post syndicated report by Anthony Faiola betrays more about journalism and the UN than about the Church. The UN report claims a "code of silence" within the Church which it pompously condemns - as if its given some divine authority to condemn Church activity. The fact is that since the Dallas charter priests are exposed immediately and treated as guilty just in case with questionable application of due process of law. Nobodys covering up anymore because everyone is scared of the media and lawsuits. The report also refers to the imposition of confidentiality upon victims and families as a precondition for financial compensation. Well, is it not interesting that so many victims and alleged victims immediately cry for financial compensation? Does money ever solve our hurts? Isnt it best for everyone (including the childs future and reputation) if the whole sordid incident of abuse and demand for payout remains unspoken - insofar as the perpetrator faces a speedy trial? Thirdly, the UN uses the occasion of its report to criticize Church moral teachings, founded on Scripture and Tradition under the guise that these doctrines discriminate against modern concepts of family and against children. Thats a cheap shot. People who get that far in international politics should know not to abuse their power to attack the Church on issues unrelated to the report at hand. Besides the fact that the family as revealed by God is the most stable home for children. No one disputes that child abuse is unacceptable. But in condemning it please get your facts straight folks, look beyond the obvious and stop undermining the one institution on earth that has for centuries done the most good for humanity - all in the name of Christ.
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