Originally Posted by michelle95gt
fish taco, ftw. i remember having grilled cheese, fish sticks or cheese enchiladas in catholic school. and of course we did have a child molester at our church that worked at the day care and i worked with him.....he wasn't a priest and didn't only select boys though. it happens everywhere. so sad.
eating meat today (that's gonna be a quote of the day now i am sure).
<----no longer catholic!
IMO: the problem is that there is a hierarchy of the Catholic Church and the Media's insistence to put the blame on higher ups. Look at it like a corporation: who gets sued when sexual assault happens in the work place? The Corporation.
When this kind of thing happens to independent protestant churches, there's no one higher up than the minister so there's not as much of a story. They just cry in front of the camera, say their sorry, and get a free pass. There are no bishops, cardinals, or a Pope to blame/sue.
I really hate the amount of money diocies are having to pay victims. I understand they were victimized, yatta yatta yatta. But they're victimising others. Why does MY church have to suffer financially because one priest 25 years ago at a parish a hundred miles away was a peterast? Just an example: When First Baptist Chruch of "A" has a peterast minister and gets sued for millions, First Baptist Church of "B" doesn't have to pay for it. And it goes all the way down to the orgainizations that the Catholic Church helps financially. There's more of a trickle down effect that no one outside of the church understands that is the direct effect of these lawsuits, and it's causing inoccent people to suffer.
I also think the american media and protestant public discriminates against Catholics. I've never understood how Protestants think of the Catholic Church about as different to them as the Jewish Religion is. Or better yet, how most protestants think that the Crucifix is offensive.
We're all Christians here . . . it's just that at one point in history, some egotistical person had a grudge with the authority of the Pope and started their own church. Or that the puritans got so out of control with their idea of what is pius that the image of a half naked man on a Cross was sacreligious. What?