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  • PC
    January 13, 2013 - 01:22

    I say keep this subject alive and going. It was the coverup by both the police and the catholic church that was just as serious a breach of trust as the abuse. All of them should be made NEVER to forget what happened. It should never be forgotten, and should be kept alive so that it never happens again. Shame that the main website mountcashelorphanage.com not longer works as well. Would like to see that up and running again to make the responsible within the Newfoundland catholic church and police be made to remember what they did.

    • harold Linegar
      July 05, 2013 - 14:09

      some of us who suffered as a result of being place in Mount Cashel still can't find the strength to say what happened to them. i find for me its easy to live with it rather then having to deal with the looks and comments i would get from people. sorry i'm not that strong.

  • Sexual abuse of children, or any person is a crime against humanity and it causes the destruction of the soul.
    July 31, 2012 - 08:55

    What surprises me the most is that there wasn't more emphasis by the news media since the Hughes Inquiry, in keeping this subject in the forefront of people's minds through printing articles such as yours. If the News Media don't take on the job, for sure the religious zealots are not going to as they don't want to paint the church in a bad light. Also I think sexual abuse of children is not only inherent in the Christian religion but is a crime that is inherent and entrenched in all the religions of the World. In some of the countries that have pure dictators it might take a century or more yet before people start talking there. Sexual abuse of children is a crime against humanity that causes the destruction of the soul.

    • PETER
      August 02, 2012 - 19:26

      It is not a crime restricted to "religion", and if you think that you haven't followed it in total, and seem to only want to bash religion. First it isn't about religion, it's about an abuse of power by perverts, whether in a religious setting or otherwise. It is a crime of perverts who use their power over children to abuse. It has been found in boy scouts, sports groups, childrens social groups of all sorts. These perverts find a place where they can prey on children and use that place to commit the crime. Not all churches or clergy do this, in fact it is a minority of clergy, just as it is a minority in all the other groups where this has happened. If some accountants are caught at stealing, are all accountants thieves? Every walk, every group, every trade and profession has had bad apples, so is that to say all professions, trades and groups are bad? That actually leaves few if any good. Don't know what religion, trade or profession you are in, but I doubt it's lilly white, so does that tar you? I'm just amazed that so many bash religion, but I haven't heard much when it's a sports group, etc. that has been caught, even the recent boy scouts who came forward with the abuse allegation, only after some got caught, and the boy scouts covered it up for years. Don't bash religion, bash the perverts in the church/religion. There is a lot of good done by churches, food banks, clothing and furniture distribution and missions in disaster areas to help, but not to spread religion. Time to stop bashing religion and bash those within any and all groups who abuse children, or anyone else for that matter.

  • This statement is so true
    July 30, 2012 - 17:30

    As the Associated Press reported from Philadelphia on Tuesday, a Roman Catholic monsignor there was sentenced to three to six years in prison for what the judge called enabling “monsters in clerical garb … to destroy the souls of children.” I will further add: and making the tortured souls turn to a life of crime and eventually death at their own hands. Very, very disturbing, indeed! Does anyone in the church care? I am beginning to think not, it appears they have all turned their heads the other way and have allowed the abuse to continue.

  • This statement is so true
    July 30, 2012 - 17:29

    As the Associated Press reported from Philadelphia on Tuesday, a Roman Catholic monsignor there was sentenced to three to six years in prison for what the judge called enabling “monsters in clerical garb … to destroy the souls of children.” I will further add: and making the tortured souls turn to a life of crime and eventually death at their own hands. Very, very disturbing, indeed! Does anyone in the church care? I am beginning to think not, it appears they have all turned their heads the other way and have allowed the abuse to continue.

  • Eli
    July 29, 2012 - 19:15

    Pam, those naysayers are no different than those zealots presently pleading for Joe Paterno's absolution at Penn State. JoePa screwed up bigtime, the evidence is there by the boatload, but like our locals they just can't handle the truth or even imagine the reality of the crimes. Shame on the lot.