Thursday, March 25, 2010

Christopher Hitchens: Full of Crap

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Crimen Sollicitationis did not threaten excommunication of people who revealed "rape and torture" of children by priests. On the contrary: it imposed not only a duty to denounce such crimes (and the lesser offence of solicitation) to the bishop, but the automatic excommunication of anyone who knowingly failed to do so.24 The goal was to ensure that clerical misconduct which, by its nature, was likely to occur in private, did not remain secret and unpunished.25

And read more about the case of Peter Hullerman, the priest who settled in the diocese of Munich for therapy during Pope Benedict's tenure as Archbishop.