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Catholic Church and child abuse

I have read through Pope Francis’s ‘21 Reflection Points‘ with which the recent Vatican sex abuse summit began, and also the closing eight points which he says the Church will focus on in their “all-out battle” against the sexual abuse of minors.

What I didn’t see anywhere was any reference to what surely must be one of the most powerful and fundamental enablers of both the abuse and its cover-up. That is the absolutism which runs through much institutionalised religion in general and the Roman Catholic Church in particular. Continue reading