No charges to be filed against archdiocese leaders in abuse cases

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/07/23/ch...ort/index.html
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   eltrip
    I'm not surprised at the lack of criminal charges, this is nothing new. They will answer to a much higher authority, though, of that I am certain.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ought to be strung up by their.....

    oh that is what I would want to do if MY kids were abused this way. sickening.
  5. by   Mkue
    sickening.
    I agree Deb.

    As a Catholic I'm even more sickened.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    So, are they just talking about not being able to use the child abuse reporting law against the ones who KNEW about the abuse and did nothing, because the law was not in effect way back when the abuse occurred?

    This does not mean that the perpetrator cannot be charged, does it?

    The article was a tad confusing to me . . . . just because there was no law then regarding mandatory reporting of abuse should not mean that the one who did the abuse cannot be held accountable.

    Am I making sense . . . .my brain is fried as it is way too hot and I've been doing the heavy duty kind of housework today. I thought living in the mountains was supposed to get you out of the heat.

    steph
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Nevermind . . I watched the news tonight. It IS the leadership which turned a blind eye to the abuse. Not the abusers.

    sigh . .
  8. by   Tilleycs
    I think it is shameful for the leaders who turned their heads, and the ones who abused those children. I think everyone who did it and knew about it (and did nothing) should ALL be punished - and they will. If not in this world, definitely at the end of it.

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