Sorry I haven’t been posted for a few days, I’ve been rather sick the last couple of days.
Anyway, I ran across this story a few days ago and thought I’d post it.
So, the story is that back in 1994 this priest named Bevilacqua ordered a memo destroyed by another priest by the name of Molloy. This memo indicated 35 priests in the Philadelphia that were suspected of child molestation. Molloy destroyed the documents but kept a copy of them along with notes detailing the issue. Molloy died back in 2006 and the documents were recently revealed and turned over to the authorities.
This is particularity important because Bevilacqua testified in 2002 that there was no cover up and did not mention the memo he had destroyed eight years earlier.
This is one of the reasons I find the Catholic church’s current rant about contraception so laughable. They argue that being required to offer insurance to their employees is offensive to their morality while the church has had a systemic problem with pedophilia and sexual abuse stretching back to the middle ages is just absurd.
Really not much else I can say so I will leave you with the “The Pope Song” by Tim Minchin. It makes copious use of F-bombs for those more squeamish.