“Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered a list of suspected abusive Catholic priests to be destroyed. […] Bevilacqua, who died on January 31, testified 10 times before grand juries in 2003 and 2004. A final grand jury report said it had no doubt that the cardinal knew about the danger posed by the accused priests and that his actions endangered thousands of children in the archdiocese.”
Cardinal is the highest position in the Catholic church, directly under the Pope.
And the subordinate who carried out the order to destroy the evidence, what was his job? You guessed it: boss of a person in charge of investigating child-raping priests. You can’t make this shit up.
“Lynn had been responsible from 1992 until 2004 for investigating reports that priests had sexually abused children. The grand jury alleged that Lynn knowingly allowed dangerous priests to continue in the ministry in roles in which they had access to children, according to the district attorney’s office.”
Full story over at CNN.
Would a normal person willingly break the law and actively work to obstruct the justice system? And would a normal person protect child-rapists rather than the children being raped? So how could these priests? The answer is very simple. They feel they’re clean. They’re doing nothing wrong. Civil law is unimportant. What’s important is God’s law. What they do in this life is unimportant. The afterlife is important.