Pedophiles and Popes: Doing the Vatican Shuffle
Date Written: 11/05/2010
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11856
Church leaders seem to forget that pedophilia is a felony crime and that, as citizens of a secular state, priests are subject to its laws just like the rest of us. Clerical authorities repeatedly have made themselves accessories to the crime, playing an active role in obstructing justice, arguing that criminal investigations of 'church affairs' violates the free practice of religion - as if raping little children were a holy sacrament.