Priesthood Promises to Disobey Law Requiring Priests to Report Sex Abuse
Ireland’s Catholic priests are in hot water already this week after promising to disobey a new Irish law requiring everyone to report the sexual abuse of children to police.
But priests have vowed to defy the law despite the threat of a 10-year jail sentence after the introduction of the mandatory reporting legislation.
The 800 strong Association of Catholic Priests has even told the Irish Independent newspaper that its members will flout the Shatter law.
Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Raymond Field said: “The seal of the confessional is inviolable as far as I am concerned, and that’s the end of the matter.”
Yup! That’s the end of the matter. Child molesters need not worry about getting caught, or even stop, just so long as they ask a priest for forgiveness after they’ve done the dirty deed each time.
You’d think that a group so rotten with sex abusers in their ranks would be a little more concerned about maybe distancing themselves from child rapists, but you’d think wrong.
Sex offenders and pedophiles of Ireland, the church has got your back!
(via Irish Central)