I guess I don’t see how criminalizing leaks at all or to a greater extent is a good thing. We’re not talking about national security here. [/quote]
Because of confidentiality agreements. Be it finances or whatever. Cooperating with whatever law enforcement applies is one thing, leaking is another.
Seems strange to me. Seems like a biblical organization would heed the good book and put the sin first not punishing the witness. Leviticus 5:1
“And if a soul sins, and hears the voice of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of it; if he does not tell of it, then he shall bear his iniquity.”[/quote]
Well if we are getting biblical:
“When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? (1 Corinthians 6:1-4, ESV)”[/quote]
I mean I’m assuming here but wouldn’t the leak to outsiders be the case because you either feared reprisal or dismissal (burying the info) from your colleagues? Either way what kind of message does it send to you as a Catholic that the top leader of your organization wants stiffer penalties on people that out pedophiles? [/quote]
I think you are confused. Leaks aren’t referring to criminal activities outside the jurisdiction of the country. However, within the country it has it’s own penal system to deal with crimes committed with in it’s borders. Countries typically do not extradite criminals to other countries for crimes committed within it’s borders. On top of that, he’s advocating stiffer penalties for any such crimes against humanity. Again, you have to think of it as a country, because it is a sovereign nation.