Friday, 17 May 2013

Catholic Church again?

So the Catholic Church is at it again. The ex Cardinal Keith O'Brien is to leave Scotland, where he sexually abused four other other priests in the St Andrews seminary. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/ One would think this is a good thing but its not because they want him too its that he is been given time for prayer and penance

How is this possible? Why is he not in jail? Ok maybe the statute of limitations has been reached on these crimes, but how is he still employed by the Vatican? And before you say he is no longer working for the Vatican as he is no longer a priest blah blah blah, lets look at what the Vatican is quoted as saying.

"The Vatican said that with the Pope's approval Cardinal O'Brien would leave Scotland "for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance"."
and
"The Vatican will agree any decision regarding his future arrangements."

This is a guy that has admitted that he did these wrong things. This is a guy that has gone on record to apologise for what he deemed was beneath his standards. But yet he still has a job. Maybe his standards are higher than the company he works for?

And to top it off. This ex-cardinal was involved in the church group up in Scotland that is against gay marriage. He was even quoted as saying that gay marriage is a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right".So the man that was sexually abusing other men is claiming being gay is wrong?  Lets hope the ex-cardinal uses his time of penance to get out the closet and pay back his debts to society. Where he will begin is a whole other question...preferably in jail I think.