The actions of the Catholic Church, in these instances, are beneath contempt.
I’m not particularly religious, and I’ve not made much secret of that. I think that several religions are fundamentally flawed, but overall there is some value in religion. Whether or not a God exists, the values religion can teach us are mainly valid. When that power is abused I get angry. A friend comments regularly about his faith and oftens makes me pause to realign my own thoughts, I doubt I will ever agree with him on the fundamentals but much of what he says makes sense and is valid in today’s society.