I know I haven’t posted here in a while, but I wanted to ask a question regarding the priest child-molestation scandals. I was talking with my stepfather in the living room, when he begins to mention some of the obscenities of the Catholic Church; specifically modern parts, and he brings up the child scandals and how the papacy has not been doing a good job of managing the affair, but rather moving priests from point A to point B.
I didn’t have a specific answer, because:
I’m not a priest
I’m not the leader of the Roman Catholic Church
- I’m not well-equipped, currently, to deal with the issues.
Which is why I’m here asking around for council on how this matter should be handled.
My stepfather again refers that, Quote “the whole reason the CC has been dealing with the matter is because they’re being forced to do so.” Unquote. This is quite a confusing scenario, and since I can only try and be real about what’s going on, unreal answers don’t seem enough for me.
I have read of Ratzinger, or should I say His Holiness the Pope, Benedict XVI’s, efforts on dealing with the issues during the late Pope John Paul II’s time. Why haven’t these efforts been made public? Or maybe is it that the media rather keep this from the public? Could people already know and not care?
I would like some help on this as best I may receive.