Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse

DUBLIN – A 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland's Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police — a disclosure that victims' groups described as "the smoking gun" needed to show that the church enforced a worldwide culture of covering up crimes by pedophile priests.

Rest here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110118/ap_on_re_eu/eu_ireland_catholic...

This offends me not as an atheist, not as a rape survivor, or as an advocate for abused children. It offends me as a human. It is getting harder and harder for me not to draw conclusions about all the people who still call themselves Catholic. What will it take? What is too immoral if not the cover up and passive acceptance of the rape of children by the thousands?

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