Comments: Vicarious liability: RC Diocese of Portsmouth loses appeal

'Let right be done.'

(The Winslow Boy by )
The refusal of the authorities of the RCC to take responsibility for their own ministers makes the RCC appear incredible, cynical and immoral. Especially as the RCC is so vocal and scathing in decrying relationships between adults who do consent. And all the while, going easy on the sexual exploitation of those who, by definition cannot consent.

Most of all the neglect of those abused and their virtual absence from RC discussion of the matter.

Morality and not Public Relations.

And all the while Joseph Ratzinger at the helm - he who failed to act, when he could have.

But it also raises the question in many hearts :

"Can Christianity be credible ?"

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Friday, 13 July 2012 at 4:12pm BST

Don't worry about us.. what about the Diocese of Chichester?

Posted by Robert ian Willaims at Friday, 13 July 2012 at 11:25pm BST

"Clerical abuse case disastrous for charities claims Church"
What do they expect when they turn a blind eye to abuse? Witness Penn State.

Posted by Lois Keen at Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 12:46am BST

Don't worry about us.. what about the Diocese of Chichester?

Posted by: Robert ian Willaims on Friday, 13 July 2012 at 11:25pm BST

Yes ! Chichester Diocese is seeking to 'discipline'( read abuse) the Revd David Page for (rightly)refusing to discuss his private life with a bishop, following his civil partnership.

And while he is being put through it, for his adult relationship, unaddressed scandal involving a bishop, is left unresolved.

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 3:55pm BST

Further to my last post here is the reference

This not about point-scoring but why do neither diocese seem to suffer the little children; nor care for them when they grow up to be hurting and perhaps angry adults ?

This is what I fin most shocking and cause of disillusionment. The lack of care by dioceses and the cover-ups and cynicism, is as hard to take, or harder than the failure and weakness of individuals who abuse.

Also a problem, I note among athletics, judo and other sporting bodies, whose coaches are not immune to abusing their young charges.

Also in a previous post I failed to acknowledge Terence Rattigan as the author of The Wimslow Boy with its cri de coeur 'Let right be done !'.

This play is still relevant - re abuse (though not sexual), and how institutions and systems close rank against those who have been wronged by the powerful.


Posted by Laurence Roberts at Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 4:03pm BST

Indeed, Robert, what about Chichester? That's the question we are all asking.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 7:21pm BST
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