UPDATE: 5/24/2018 1:43:39 PM
"The safety of children and vulnerable adults is paramount for the Church and its ministries."
More important than anything else - supreme. Now unpack that
In clergy speak he is saying that children are more important and above the God they claim is supreme also.
if their actions speak louder than their words their expenditure on children should be greater than their expenditure on clergy, cathedrals, the papacy and other expenditures that the Church undertakes. The fact is than has not happened and will not; as well Coleridge must be seen as a blasphemer and in breach of the Commandment of the Church that says that nothing should usurp the position and authority of their God.
Clearly Coleridge is in breach and just as clearly there are no Catholics pointing out the fallacy of the statement, as well he would be overstepping the mark by hijacking the authority of the pope and Rome.
Could this be the makings of another of the cognitive mysteries of the Church in that an archbishop can preach blasphemy while remaining in his current position.
My money says that Catholics are further dumbstruck by the audacity of Coleridge and are in deep concerted conversation as to which excuse should be applied to such a blatant breach of Church dogma and authority.
In the meantime I will applaud with kudos the top 10 excuses that are most likely. I will add panache to my accolades for a perfect match..
John Brown was born in Yea Victoria 3717 on 27 December, 1948. John grew up in Yea, he went to the Catholic school on The Parade and then a final year at Yea High. He undertook an apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Compositor/Linotype Mechanic at the local newspaper The Yea Chronicle who recently declined to publish anything on John's story. He left Yea after realising that the proprietor and local policeman Bill Ellisson along with other local Catholics in Yea and surrounds at that time were aware of his abuse and of the rape and abuse of other children in Yea and were aware of the many unreported issues surrounding the murder of Herbert Henry Kemp of The Parade Yea in 1962 ...... read more
Investigation of an unsolved murder in 1962 can no longer be investigated according to police taskforce SANO because a pedophile Catholic clergyman who raped a child at age 8 is now dead. As a result of the dead rapist being unconnected with the murder Victorian police remain clueless.
Later in life John married in Toowoomba only to find that he was related to the then bishop of Toowoomba Bill Morris. Morris was the head of the bishops conference and was the go to person in the country for survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and yet I was never able to get a time or a conversation with the bishop. I did get conversations or connection with a number of Catholic organisations with varying degrees of weirdness.