The news is out: [RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Catholic dioceses in Virginia releasing lists of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against them (all times local): The Catholic Diocese of Arlington has released a list of 16 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
In a letter released with the list Wednesday, Bishop Michael Burbidge apologized to victims and said he hopes publishing the list may help them “find further healing and consolation.”
Earlier Wednesday, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond published a list of 42 priests with a “credible and substantiated allegation of sexual abuse against a child.]
These are the criminals in charge of showing you the way to heaven. These are the child molesters you are supporting with your donations. And to think that their God did worse to children. Where are the parents, the government, the good decent people to defend and protect the children from the criminals of the Catholic church and the Southern Baptist cult.
THIS IS TANTAMOUNT TO CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. THE TIME HAS COME FOR THESE BASTARDS TO BE INDICTED AND ARRESTED.
“I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind — that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
I believe that no discovery of fact, however trivial, can be wholly useless to the race, and that no trumpeting of falsehood, however virtuous in intent, can be anything but vicious.
I believe that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect.
I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society.
I believe in the capacity of man to conquer his world, and to find out what it is made of, and how it is run.
I believe in the reality of progress.
I —But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.”
― H.L. Mencken, The Artist: A Drama Without Words