The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen.
While you can’t put a price on the innocence of a child, you can put a price on just how much the Roman Catholic Church has paid out in lawsuits over the never-ending epidemic of child molestation.
According to Jack and Diane Ruhl of the National Catholic Reporter, the Vatican has spent nearly $4 billion to keep things quiet since 1950.
If the amount of money dished out was divided evenly amongst the USA’s 197 dioceses, each one would get almost $20 million.
An incredible amount of cash from hard working people who support the good faith and intentions of the Church — people who are parents to little boys being sexually abused — is being used to cover up unfathomable crimes executed by priests.
The men running the Vatican are well aware of the problem, and yet they refuse to provide justice.
David Clohessy, executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was once optimistic that Francis would push for change in how the Church handled the scandal, but has since lost hope.
There’s nothing he could say that would be helpful, because Catholic bishops have said it all before — ‘I’m sorry, we didn’t know, we’ll do better.’ We’ve heard that for decades.
Spanning many hundreds of years, children have suffered at the hands of child predators who remain safe in the authority and integrity of an honorable faith.
Yet organizations, investigators, reporters, etc. continue to raise awareness, while the Catholic Church continues their fight to block bills that would extend the statute of limitations for reporting sex abuse.
Religion is interesting, to say the least. On one hand, you have multiple religions preaching the same message at their core, and, on the other hand, it’s not uncommon to come across several contradictions between them all.
Don’t forget about different interpretations of the same religion, which has created ‘mini-religion’ spin-offs which take these different interpretations into account.
Obviously, multiple religions and their own interpretation of reality resonate with millions of people, and that’s because they preach a message of peace, love, non-violence and good-will.
It’s hard to understand how conflict (like war) can arise with religion being the catalyst, especially if most preach a message of peace and love.
This means that all those who claim to fight in the name of religion, must have a twisted understanding of the religion they claim, or, something else is going on. It’s completely hypocritical.
Collective Evolution / ABC Flash Point News 2019.