"These meetings are public relations coups for the Vatican and distracting placebos for others. They provide temporary but false hope."
The "mother-and-baby home," in operation from 1925 to 1961, was one of many Catholic Church-run institutions across Ireland created to house unwed pregnant women and hide the "stain" they would create on the morality of the country.
The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse.
"The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of...
The documents show the lengths taken to protect priests, with complete disregard for the safety and well-being of abused children or those at risk.
The Holy See - the government of the Roman Catholic church - currently holds Non-Member State Permanent Observer status at the UN which gives it an influential role in the intergovernmental body.
"He's done nothing to protect children, expose predators and deter cover ups. Not as a priest, bishop, archbishop or cardinal. Not as the pope."
As part of his campaign platform, Cuccinelli released his plan on Tuesday at a school in Richmond.
A federal judge issued a ruling that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can legally prevent $57 million from going to settlements in the church's ongoing sexual abuse scandals by transferring the funds into a trust fund designed for the upkeep and maintenance of Milwaukee Catholic cemeteries.
Ultimately, if we really all are created in God’s image and equal in his eyes, all must be equal in representing him as faithful servants in his church—whichever that may be.