posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:31 AM
The bulk of the article, including the stats they provided, had nothing to do with sexual abuse, it was emotional and physical. To me it reads like
they added the phrase sexual abuse to grab peoples attention. Were Catholic schools oppressive, yes and that is why many students went there. I knew
quite a few parents that sent their children (in the US) for this purpose, to correct behavioral issues. I know the school I went to used corpral
punishment until at least 1990, after that I don't remember anyone receiving a slap or a ruler, but I can't remember if it was a legal issue or not.
I went to Catholic school and I never was hit, I behaved myself, sure if you didn't move quickly enough you might get your ear pulled, but in my
case it wasn't it wasn't an issue.
Yes, it is a shame on the church for covering up the sexual abuse that did occur, but at least here, there has been an over reporting by people that
were simply hoping to collect money off of a false story. If you look at the stats of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church vs. other religions or
sects it isn't any higher, it just seems to be more interesting.
This site is dedicated to reporting sexual crimes of children by various Christian denominations, it is not a problem inherent to Catholics.