God's law vs Church law
Jun 10, 2017
A Catholic Priest has been acquitted by the church after he admitted to raping almost 30 young girls aged between 5 and 10-years-old. The priest won’t face criminal charges for raping 30 children.
The priest, Jose Garcia Ataulfo, was cleared of any wrong-doing and won’t face any criminal charges, despite the fact that he knew he was infected with HIV when he sexually abused all the children he admitted to raping.
The mother of one of the priest’s victims wrote a letter to The Pope asking to meet with him in Rome to discuss the case, but was shunned by the Vatican who declared that “the matter is closed”.
Ataulfo admitted to sexually assaulting well over two dozen children, many of whom were indigenous young girls from Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico known for its large indigenous population.
It seems that Church law does not recognize the rights of victims. It recognizes only its own right to forgive whatever sins it wants to forgive. Since there is no money to be made on sins committed by priests, they are freely forgiven. Everyone else seems to be a source of income, since they have to pay the church for forgiveness.
But whatever happened to the law of victims rights? God’s law forbids judges from forgiving sin, giving that right only to the victims.