Sep. 16th, 2010

ajva: (real Anne)
I notice they didn't have to cut down any trees in Bellahouston Park to accommodate the masses this time round.

Just sayin'.
ajva: (stor Anne)
It's well known that the current Pope sent out a letter to all Catholic bishops worldwide in 2001 demanding papal silence on reported cases of child abuse as part of the aim that all cases could be handled by the Vatican, and only by the Vatican - sorting out the problem 'in-house', as it were.

A common attack from everybody angered by this outside the church (and by quite a few decent Catholics inside, obviously) is to ask: why not open the files to the police, at the very least where they have asked for them? So that the criminals can be subject to the usual course of justice? Fair point.

The purpose of my post here is to argue that the problem for the Pope is that this would undermine Catholic doctrine. Hear me out.
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