Am I the only one who is appalled at this growing scandal that is coming to light in the Catholic Church of Philadelphia ! Now after all these children have been sexually abused, and a grand jury report identified up to 37 priests who remained in active service even after credible allegations of sexual abuse of children, the Cardinal Justin Rigali ordered an investigation into these priests. What the hell has he been doing for the past few years ! Isn't it his responsibility to watch over these priests and make sure they are performing their duties and not abusing their positions ! The Cardinal is quoted as saying, " Many people think that the archdiocese does not understand the gravity of child sex abuse, but we do ." I don't think that you do Cardinal ! It is your responsibility to make sure that children are not being taken advantage of by these predatory priests. And you failed ! You failed your parishoners, you failed your community, you failed these poor innocent children, and you failed your God ! You should take responsibility and step down !
He did place three priests on administrative leave, and is hiring a victims services consultant and compliance officers. But Cardinal Rigali, it is too late, the damage has been done to these poor children. Shouldn't you have put in measures beforehand to ensure the safety of these children ? I mean its not like this is the first time Catholic priests have molested little children ! And its not like one or two priests are being investigated here, but 37 ! If I were Catholic, and thank the Gods I am not, I would not allow my children within a hundred feet of a priest, let alone be alone with them ! This is just another sad chapter in Catholic church history ! Unfortunately, it is the little children who have had to pay for it again ! I would like to say I am sorry to my readers for the angry tone of my article, but I am absolutely disgusted with this happening over and over again. Why can't this be stopped !
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