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Is This Right?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by DHK, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. DHK

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    Roman Catholic diocese says it's up to alleged sex abuse victims to call police

     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    It wouldn't be in most of the States in the United States. But, I don't know about the laws of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick. The Archdiocese though is taking a very legalistic position. Such a position has turned out to be harmful to the various archdioceses which have sought shelter under its leaky roof.
     
  3. DHK

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    I don't think the law varies a lot, that when one knows about a crime that has been committed they are legally bound to report that crime.
     
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    You'd know better about the laws North of the border. Mind you I'm doing my best not to make a Newfie joke out of this.
     
  5. Yeshua1

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    Bigger question is what would God have us to do? Would he want us to report children abuse, regardless what the Catholic/Baptist/Usa/canada laws state? Isn't His law highest One to go by in this regard?
     
  6. DHK

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    Of course he would.
    And he wants us to obey both God's laws and man's laws (Romans 13).
     
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    True, but IF the RCC said do not report it, or Usa said same, wouldn't he still require it to get reported in this case?

    A case where we must obey God and not man?
     
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    If the RCC says to its own priests: do not report one another's sexual, deviant, violent crimes, then they are wrong.
    I can't imagine the U.S. government telling its own citizens "don't report crimes to us; it's not our business." :rolleyes:
     
  9. Alive in Christ

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    Newfie joke?? Whats a newfie joke?

    For that matter. whats a newfie?

    :confused:
     
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