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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:59 AM

13. Seven simple steps...

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The grand jury also noted how the Church managed to cover all these crimes up as long as they did. Leaders, they said, followed a “playbook for concealing the truth” that consisted of seven steps:

Use euphemisms. (“Never say “rape”; say “inappropriate contact” or “boundary issues.”)

Don’t investigate with trained personnel. (Instead, let clergy members ask the victims “inadequate” questions before judging their own colleagues.)

Evaluate priests at church-run “treatment centers.”

Never say why a priest was removed. (Just say he’s on “sick leave” or something.)

Keep providing priests with living expenses regardless of the allegations.

Transfer the priests if his crime becomes public knowledge. (Send him to a place where “no one will know he is a child abuser.”)

Don’t tell the police. (Keep it “in house.”)


https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1218291412

It is astonishing that in the wake of the PA Grande Jury report, such a question, as posted in the OP, could be asked.



I wonder if it is premeditated willful ignorance, for a purpose. I wonder

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