Posts Tagged Sister Maureen Paul Turlish

Deep pocketed interests denied justice to church abuse survivors / PennLive.com

I have said it before and I will say it again:

“Accountability and transparency for the crimes of childhood sexual abuse today and in the future absolves no one from the accountability and transparency for the sexual crimes committed against children in the past.

“Deep pockets denied the rights of all those who were sexually abused as children.

“Their right to access justice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was denied them by groups that had much to lose; the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese along with the other Pennsylvania dioceses as well as the insurance industry and several business lobby groups.”

By Sister Maureen Paul Turlish on PennLive.com — Click here to read the rest of this commentary.

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Real action on abuse crisis is needed / Delaware County Pennsylvania Daily Times

“But lame apologies for criminal actions, euphemistically described as mistakes, and impotent prayer services will not get the job done.”

“Spotlight” was awarded an Oscar for the best motion picture of 2016 and it more than deserves such recognition. It brings a whole new level of attention to this outstanding film and the problems it addresses especially the abuse of authority in the Roman Catholic Church.

“It is a wake-up call for people in the United States and in countries around the world to recognize the egregious damage done to children and deal with the epidemic, the pandemic really, that childhood sexual abuse is …

“Revelations following the Boston Archdiocese’s implosion were catastrophic.

“The abuse of power by men in a rigidly structured patriarchal society, the narcissism and the sociopathic behavior of sexual offenders cry out for accountability, transparency, and ultimately, for justice. But lame apologies for criminal actions, euphemistically described as mistakes, and impotent prayer services will not get the job done.”

By Sister Maureen Paul Turlish, Delaware County Pennsylvania Daily Times — Click here to read the rest of this column.

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