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Former Pope Benedict has blamed the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, homosexual cliques in seminaries and what he called a general collapse in morality.
Pope Francis’ Dark Past As Agent of U.S.-Backed Argentine Military Junta
Murder, torture and “disappearances” were commonplace under the military dictatorship that gripped Argentina in the 1970s. Pope Francis, despite being hailed as a “progressive” figure today, was supportive of the Argentine junta, even aiding in some of the atrocities it carried out.
originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: JAGStorm
There was a saying when I was young *children should be seen and not
That I would say gave licence to pedophiles and perverts and priests...
That and the 'cloth' was all the protection that they needed to cover
up their evil deeds.
My personal opinion about it having been so rife in the church is that
it wasa 'perk' that went with the job, and they were in a position
where they were heldin high esteem and therefor never sinned.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: schuyler
This is not the "Catholic Church" speaking here. It's one guy.
Isn't that how it normally goes?
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
She Society looks down at the gays + priest are not allowed to marry = gays become priests.
If you like your gay sex young, one becomes a priest or a teacher...
Some just hate Catholics so they pound that hole instead of looking for all the teachers that cross the line
Investigation by Fort Worth Star-Telegram finds 400 allegations against 168 leaders spanning almost 200 churches and institutions.
Some things are not just immoral. They're also illegal. And what we've learned and I think needed to learn is that abuse is the kind of thing that can never be handled internally. It can never be minimized or brushed to the side. And so if nothing else I'm grateful that this has helped raise the awareness of the conversation.