I’ve been watching the Showtime series “The Borgias” and have come to the conclusion that they represent the whole history of rottenness within not only the Catholic Church but all Christianity.
Humanity would be better if religion faded away into the dust bin of history as being nothing but the superstitious rubbish it so obviously is.
Perhaps then people would start acting ethically instead of basing their morals on some sort of creepy idea of an afterlife.
From The Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/16/vatican-sex-abuse-guidelines-criticised
Church says new guidelines are ‘very strong’ but protest groups say moves fall a long way short of what is needed
Vatican guidelines on preventing clerical sex abuse and reporting suspect priests to the police, published on Monday, leave too much autonomy with bishops who have often been accused of covering up scandals, victims’ groups said.
The Vatican issued the guidelines to bishops’s conferences around the world with orders that bishops draw up their own rules by May 2012.
The circular letter, which was described by the Vatican as “very strong and eloquent,” follows sex abuse revelations in the US and Europe which have prompted Pope Benedict XVI to repeatedly apologise to victims.
Over the weekend, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian bishops’ conference, spoke of the church’s shame after the arrest of a priest in Liguria suspected of abusing a 16-year-old boy and giving youths cocaine.
Sent to bishops by the Vatican’s congregation for the doctrine of the faith on 3 May, the circular tells bishops to be committed to the “spiritual and psychological assistance” of victims, look more closely for signs of abuse, vet seminarians more effectively and pay more attention to those who move from one seminary to another.
While the reporting of accusations to the police is not made compulsory, bishops are told to follow “the prescriptions of civil law regarding the reporting of such crimes to the designated authority.”
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