Australian TV station a Current affairs show called Lateline, and tonight Lateline has a story (internationally viewable) on NSW Detective Peter Fox and his battles with the Catholic church. Also his call for a Royal Commission to do a wide ranging investigation of the Church.
From the Transcript :-
PETER FOX, NSW POLICE (Sept. 2012): I’ve been on the police force for 34 years. I’m not a kid that just joined yesterday. I’ve been involved in investigating the clergy for about 20 of those. There are very good reasons, let me tell you, that we need a Royal Commission.
SUZANNE SMITH: To understand the enormity of the abuse in this one small area of NSW, you need only to look at the statistics for the Newcastle-Maitland Diocese:
Newcastle-Maitland has 400 known victims of child sexual abuse by clergy.
11 clergy have been charged and convicted since 1995.
Six catholic teachers have been convicted.
Three priests on trial at the moment.
For the first time ever a priest was charged this year with concealing the crimes of another.
12 priests involved in substantial compensation claims.
And, it had the highest known compensation payout to a victim, the amount of $3 million.
And today, two police strike forces are investigating whether Church officials were involved in covering up crimes.
Not all the clergy are fully cooperating with police
Unbelievable that a person, any person, would give a cent to the Catholic church after it has been REPEATEDLY demonstrated that they have a history of raping children, hiding their crimes, lying about their crimes, and even blaming the victims of their disgusting acts.
Christians, when you stand before Jesus and are held accountable for supporting the Catholic church, what are you going to tell him? Do you think any ridiculous excuse is going to save you? Supporting a proven child molesting establishment that harms God’s children is one of the worst things you can do, except for actually raping the children. Your Support Finances Child Rape!!!