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Unformatted text preview: present, however, the author argues that under the new Pope ruling, the law has become more lenient on the sexual crimes of priests. As such, any other institutions of the same stature as the Catholic Church would expect direct punishment via the law were it under the same situation. Because such circumstances have been behest upon the Catholic Church, the general consensus is that Catholic priests can pretty much get away with any sexual crime just as long as they move to another church (in Jeyapaul’s case, another country). Without punishment through the law, the author claims that the priest can be redeemed with a year of prayer, whereas a man in a similar case would expect 30 years in jail. What has the U.S. Government done in order to prohibit such behavior among Catholic priests? What is the current Pope’s view on such sexual crimes? Has Catholic Church attendance dropped ever since such crimes were publicly revealed?...
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- Spring '08
- English, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, priests, Catholic priests