Originally Posted by Amnorix
So Joe Paterno -- off the hook?
All those Wall Street CEOs that you rail against around here -- off the hook?
Hey, it's the "institution" and there are "internal regulations" that "create an atmosphere" and are designed to "preserve the" institution.
Nobody ever gets blamed. Blame the nameless, faceless institution and the "internal regulations".
Yeah....no. That's bullshit. Paterno got taken out with the bathwater while JPII is up for sainthood and Benedict/Ratzinger/Palpatine is probably going to receive a million praises for his wonderful leadership. Nobody is responsible. Right...
I'm not saying no-one is responsible. Clearly, the priests who engaged in the sexual abuse of children are clearly responsible. The bishops who shuffled off them off are clearly responsible. The men who put together a rigid rule that shielded accusations from civil authorities are responsible.
You seem to have some insatiable need or desire to prosecute someone and want it to be JPII or B16. Maybe it would make you feel better about the end result, but it wouldn't be right or just.