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  • “Popes Benedict XVI and Francis on the Sexual Abuse of Minors: Ecclesiological Perspectives”, by Mariusz Biliniewicz, Ph.D., Australasian Catholic Record, Vol. 97, No. 3 (2020), pp. 297-311. Available in pdf format at ResearchOnline@ND, which states: “Copyright © 2020 Australasian Catholic Record. All rights reserved. For personal use only. No other uses without permission”

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“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery, have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood…

“But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest. And thou shalt fall to-day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee… My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children…

“And there shall be like people like priest: and I will visit their ways upon them, and I will repay them their devices. And they shall eat and shall not be filled: they have committed fornication, and have not ceased: because they have forsaken the Lord in not observing his law. My people have consulted their stocks, and their staff hath declared unto them: for the spirit of fornication hath deceived them, and they have committed fornication against their God.” (Osee iv. 1-12)