Only in the last couple of weeks has yet another official inquiry been instigated into sexual abuse within the Catholic Church (and others) in Australia. To me, adultery and homosexuality are not to be compared to the sexual abuse of children. Perhaps the new Papa will undo some of the damage done during the "reigns" of the last two (three? ten? .....) Popes.
- This issue is a favorite of the media, but the Church is no worse on this issue than public institutions (such as Penn State) are. And what does this have to do with Cardinal Arinze, anyway???--Andy Schlafly 21:35, 11 February 2013 (EST)
- Yes, Andy. It is a favourite with the media... because the Church leaders still seem to be denying there is/was a problem. It's Kids Andy. You know? Children. The ones we are supposed to protect. "Come unto me" etc., I would have felt far happier if you had said he was going to crack down on child abuse. That's all. Perhaps not liking child abuse is a liberal thing. AlanE 21:56, 11 February 2013 (EST)
- I would guess this happened in quite a few government institutions in almost every dictatorial, communist, socialist and facist state that has ever existed. Unfortunately this sort of thing is happening right now in North Korea, which among other reasons is why the world really needs to force a regime change in North Korea. Dvergne 23:03, 11 February 2013 (EST)
The main culprit at Penn State is also serving something like 52 consecutive life sentences, and the school was slapped with numerous sanctions. Paterno likely would have been imprisoned if not for his death. I don't know how exactly you could quantify problems with child molestation...I honestly think it's a false equivalency, Andy. I will say that the media have certainly hammered the Catholic Church, and that the constant negative publicity has taken away from many of the good things that they have done. -- JLauttamusTalk 23:21, 11 February 2013 (EST)