AP - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was "deeply ashamed" of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.
The pope's promise failed to mollify advocates for abuse victims, however. They said the problem is not just molester priests, but bishops and other church authorities who have let errant clergymen continue to serve even after repeated allegations.
"It's easy and tempting to continually focus on the pedophile priests themselves," said Peter Isely, a board member of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. "It's harder but crucial to focus on the broader problem — complicity in the rest of the church hierarchy."
RLCC Comment: The "hierarchy" is the issue. The Roman Catholics are based on Constantine's violent empire. They claim dominance on account of that. They reject the priesthood of all believers. The common people know that Jesus was for giving and sharing all. The Popes don't ever take that stand with the nations' leaders. They toy with capitalism. Those are fundamental errors that cause them to commit yet other errors.
, obtained via: , April 15, 2008, 12:11pm