Prevention of Abuse vs. Damage Control
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The church says there is no excuse for such violation of children, but victims groups say it's only a first step.
Amy Smith, of the Houston chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says, "It's not numbers and statistics that will protect kids: It's the decisive action that would entail not just releasing statistics but the names and whereabouts of those accused predator priests."SNAP- Defrocking is more defense strategy than child protection
Here's the number Catholics should remember: zero. That's how many Catholic supervisors have been punished, worldwide, for enabling and hiding horrific clergy sex crimes. The Pope must start defrocking clerics who cover up sex crimes, not just clerics who commit them. Until that happens, little will change.KPRC- Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years