War of Words

War of Words

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has been engaged in a verbal dispute with the chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Robert Zollitsch, over the handling of abuse cases in the Catholic Church. On Monday, Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said that the Church had until now not given the impression that it had an active interest in clearing up the cases of suspected child abuse. She also called on the Church to “finally work constructively” with law enforcement authorities. Zollitsch reacted to her remarks on Tuesday by demanding that the justice minister apologize within 24 hours. He also personally telephoned Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday afternoon to complain about Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger’s comments. On Wednesday, the justice minister said she stood by her criticism of the Church’s response to the cases of abuse but offered to meet with Zollitsch to discuss the issue.


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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on January 25, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Pope Benedict, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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