Comments: Pope Abuse!

What I don't understand is why it's taken seven years to get to this point.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at April 1, 2010 03:19 PM

Now that I've read your post, I don't understand, either.

I've been more or less assuming, as these various cases came to light in the (inter)national news over the last decade or so, that the men accused in these cases have all been faced with criminal prosecution.

The idea that they've been immune to the laws of the state because of their jobs is just so appalling to me--but many of the articles I'm reading assume I know more than I do. Either the victims have not been trying to bring legal charges, or the men have been considered untouchable, I can't really tell.

Posted by Anne at April 2, 2010 03:47 PM