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Online Maria Regina

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Francis accepts resignation of L.A. Bishop - sex scandal
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:20:18 PM »
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    Pope accepts resignation of LA bishop accused of misconduct
    By NICOLE WINFIELD9 minutes ago

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    A statement from the archdiocese said the accusation against Salazar was “reported directly to law enforcement in 2002 by a young adult alleging misconduct in the 1990s when Bishop Salazar was a priest and the alleged victim was a minor.”

    The statement said the archdiocese was informed of the allegation through a third party in 2005. Law enforcement had investigated the allegation and recommended prosecution but the district attorney did not file charges in the case, the statement said.  ...
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    Re: Francis accepts resignation of L.A. Bishop - sex scandal
    « Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 01:25:00 PM »
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  • Now if only we could start burning these child rapist at the stake again!


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    Re: Francis accepts resignation of L.A. Bishop - sex scandal
    « Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 02:24:40 PM »
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    Now if only we could start burning these child [rapists] at the stake again!
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    There's a thought.  :heretic:
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    Guaranteed to discourage the crime!
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    But the ACLU would whine "Oy Vey" and cruel and unusual punishment.
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    Notice the Bishop was instructed by his lawyers to deny any guilt for the crimes, which took place when Salazar was still a priest.
         Question:  If he was doing this as a priest, then why was he consecrated a bishop?
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    Re: Francis accepts resignation of L.A. Bishop - sex scandal
    « Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 09:29:31 PM »
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  • But the ACLU would whine "Oy Vey" and cruel and unusual punishment.
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    The Anti-Christ Ligigation Unit would like to sue God (after all the Talmud says God is wrong sometimes) on the claim that hell is cruel and unusual punishment, but Ruthie informed them that no one can be found to serve process on God and even if process could be served SCOTUS does not have any personal jurisdiction over Him.
    Last I heard, the ACLU is trying to figure out some loop hole as to how they can get around this.

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    Re: Francis accepts resignation of L.A. Bishop - sex scandal
    « Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 01:44:25 AM »
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  • This is a situation that is questionable.

    Bishop Salazar was first accused of misconduct in 2002: the year when the American bishops assured us they had fully addressed the sex-abuse problem. At the time he was a parish priest. Two years later he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop. So the first question arises: weren’t candidates for episcopal office thoroughly vetted, especially in those early months after the institution of the Dallas Charter?
    Archbishop Gomez has a reasonable answer to that question. The complaint against Salazar was made to civil authorities in 2002, he tells us; church officials only learned about it in 2005, when he was already an auxiliary in Los Angeles. Fair enough. Since the Dallas Charter does not provide for disciplinary action against bishops, the archdiocese brought the case to the attention of the Vatican. After an investigation, Archbishop Gomez tells us, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) “imposed certain precautionary measures on the ministry of Bishop Salazar.”
    Well, was he guilty or not? Bishop Salazar says that he is innocent. The district attorney who investigated the original complaint declined to press charges. But the CDF apparently found some reason for concern. So an important new question: If the bishop had been cleared of misconduct charges, why would there be “precautionary measures”? On the other hand, if he was guilty—indeed, if there was even a shadow of suspicion, so that he could not be considered “above reproach”—then why was he allowed to remain in active ministry?

    https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/the-city-gates.cfm?id=1678

    Could it be that he was allowed to remain in active ministry because he was innocent of the accusation?


     

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