Saturday, 27 May 2006

Help for priests.

Churches and church organisations make easy targets. Priests may find it difficult to disprove allegations based on 'memories' that have been 'recovered':
...Calling accusations "credible" or "substantiated" or "substantial" is terribly unjust, because in most cases there has not even been a finding that there was "probable cause" to believe these accusations.
Usually the standard of proof has been a "reasonable suspicion." That is a far cry from proof, as any American could tell you. If that were the standard in the secular world, the police could declare you guilty and lock you up without a trial.
In effect, that is what has happened to accused priests. Based on a suspicion, they have been publicly disgraced and deprived of their ministry....
Opus Bono Sacerdotii provides information and assistance:

No comments:

Post a Comment