Monday, April 25, 2005
Did Ratzinger Obstruct Justice in Abuse Cases?
I was pissed before about the charges against Ratzinger in regards to him defending a Mexican priest who was accused of abusing children, but the Guardian UK uncovered that Ratzinger ordered that all cases of abuse involving minors under the age of 18 hold its inquiries behind closed doors and keep the evidence confidential for up to 10 years after the victims reached adulthood. Why in the hell do you not start the clock ticking until the kid turns 18? Answer: If you can manage to keep it secret for 18 years plus 10 the priest will get away with it. And what did Ratzinger say would happen to anyone who dared to breach the orders of the 10yrs of silence?... excommunication.