a reply to: LABTECH767
A couple of items you may not be aware of ....
In the era post WW2, gay men were persecuted in general society and many chose holy orders to escape this persecution. No one was running around
bashing Priests and Ministers. So too, Pedophiles entered Holy orders or were attracted to organizations such as boy scouts.
I make these points because it was not only the Catholic Church, The Church of England had its fair share of these animals, as did almost every other
Another item that has been fielded is that many middle level members of the Gestapo and the SS that wanted to escape near the end of WW2 also made
their way to become brothers or nuns with the tactic approval of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church was over a barrel. They had made an agreement with Hitler which was why most Catholic Cathedrals, Churches and such like were
left alone by the Nazis.
When it came time to run, those with money went to places like Brazil, those with knowledge of science were welcomed into America and those in the
lower ranks, found their way into some Holy orders. This is why some Holy Orders of Nuns and Brothers were much worse than others.
You have to look at and understand where some countries stood at this time. Many Nazis escaped into Irish based orders and many escaped into the
erstwhile Orders that had been protected by the Nazis.
Now you have a lot of good Gay people in orders, lots of not good gay people, pedophiles and now torturers and just real sickos all within
predominately Catholic Orders.
If you want an example, just look at the history of the Sisters of the Resurrection, during and post WW2. They report direct to the Vatican rather
than through local Bishops and are now rich beyond all imaginings in the US. Not bad for an order of Polish Nuns, who's Mother Superior was shot
through the head by the Gestapo in a Polish forest .
There are many twists and turns here and please remember that all of these groups were all in existence before the world wars and were all