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Vatican confirms priests rape of nuns in 23 countries

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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When she addressed bishops on the problem, many of them felt it was disloyal of the sisters to send reports.

"However, the sisters claim they have done so time and time again. Sometimes they were not well received. In some instances they are blamed for what happened. Even when they are listened to sympathetically nothing much seems to be done" One of the most tragic elements that emerges is the fate of the victims. While the offending priests are usually moved or sent away for studies, the women are normally chased out of their religious orders, they are then either to scared to return to their families or are rejected by them. they often finished up as outcasts, or, in a cruel twist of irony, as prostitutes, making a meagre living from an act they had vowed never to do.

One of the few religious in Rome willing to talk about the report was Father Giulio Albanese, of MISNA, the missionary news agency. "Missionaries are human beings, who are often living under immense psychological pressure in situations of war and ongoing violence. On one hand it's important to condemn this horror and it's important tell the truth, but we must not emphasise this at the expense of the work done by the majority, many of whom have laid down lives for witness" said Fr Albanese "The press only talks about missionaries when they are killed, kidnapped or are involved in something scandalous" he added.


The complete article is here

vatican admist priests raping nuns in 23 countries



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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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When the scandal is SYSTEMATIC, it deserves intense scrutiny.

Pretending it isn't systematic, when all evidence speaks to the fact it is a scandal in and of itself.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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I can tell you it is common and has been since i was a kid.

Our small town in KY used to get the religious trash transferred from other places. One was the town drunk, another one tried to rape the housekeeper, one had kids in a couple of cities....

They all came and then got transferred again when they would get in trouble...but at no time were they forbidden to interact with the public..

It is an old problem



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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People are people and they have sexual desires.
How do you know the priests and nuns are not always getting it on while listening to goa trance on acid?
I bet the whole thing is made up.
I bet they all got caught partying and the Church had to make up the rape allegations in order to maintain their story that men are bad and need the Church to save them.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 02:45 PM
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Yes people are people and rape is a crime and must be punished and not covered up and quietly permitted with a wink and a nod.

Everyone is a sexual being, but rape of adults or children must not be condoned.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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Appalling story. With that said, Africa is the main continent where this abuse is taking place.

This is taking place in war-torn areas of Africa, where I am sure you will find plenty of similar stories among soldiers, political leaders, and the like.

Rape is, unfortunately, quite common in war-torn, Third World countries in major conflict.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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People are people and they have sexual desires.


Which is precisely why the Catholic Church should do away with the celibacy rule.
Having sexual desires doesn't give anyone the right to force themselves on another human being.
Though, given the complete lack of respect these raping priests have for women, they would probably feel entitled to rape their wives.

As for the story being made up, it's not like men in positions of power have ever taken advantage of their female subordinates, right?



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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You think that being allowed to screw will make a rapist not rape?

I highly doubt that the injunction on sex is what makes these people do this. They would do it even if they were allowed to screw all the time.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by Cabaret Voltaire
People are people and they have sexual desires.
How do you know the priests and nuns are not always getting it on while listening to goa trance on acid?
I bet the whole thing is made up.
I bet they all got caught partying and the Church had to make up the rape allegations in order to maintain their story that men are bad and need the Church to save them.



Wow you are actually using the blame-the-victim "they were probably lieing sluts anyway" on nuns..? Do you have ANY evidence to support this theory?



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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Hey man. They walking around swaying under their black garments. Some of them show their HAIR. Clearly, temptresses.

Need icon of me banging my head on desk.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 07:12 PM
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In case you're addressing this post to me, Aeons, no, I certainly do not think being allowed to screw would stop rapists from raping. I was responding to "people have sexual desires." This fact should be relevant to the extreme sexual repression prescribed to its priesthood by the Catholic Church. Abolishing celibacy, or at least making it optional, would shoot down any excuses made by the clerical rapists and their apologists.

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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'Catholic' nuns and priests ?

'Catholic' ?


In almost every instance in the article linked in the OP, the term,
'Roman Catholic' requires to be substituted for the incorrect, 'Catholic' !

Celibacy is a requirement of the Roman Catholic church, not Christians generally

Clergy in the Christian/Protestant church are not required to be celibate

Protestant Christians include the Church of England, Church of Scotland, Baptist church, Methodist church, Inghamite church, Pentacostal, Quakers, Lutheran, Mennonite, Congretational, Reformed, Prestbyterian, etc.

The word 'catholic' means simply, 'general', 'universal', 'world wide', 'global', 'comprehensive', 'all inclusive', 'liberal' .... etc.

The Roman church does not qualify as 'universal' spokesperson for the Protestant deniminations

Protestants died and were tortured for defying and denouncing the Roman Catholic church

In the determined attempt to discredit Christians and Christianity, however --- the media deliberately fails to make the distinction between Christians and Roman Catholicism



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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And you are making an argument logic fallacy by using the inneundo that Roman Catholics aren't Christian.

All Roman Catholics are Christian, but not all Christians are Roman Catholic.

That you clearly are trying to make a point of saying RC aren't Christians is clear bias on your part.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by Aeons
And you are making an argument logic fallacy by using the inneundo that Roman Catholics aren't Christian.

All Roman Catholics are Christian, but not all Christians are Roman Catholic.

That you clearly are trying to make a point of saying RC aren't Christians is clear bias on your part.




What I'm saying and said clearly in an earlier post

is that the term 'Christian' is becoming synonymous with 'Catholic' in the eyes of many

I believe the blurring is deliberate on the part of the media and others


'Christian' does not necessarily mean 'Roman catholic' however


The distinction exists. People died in defence of that distinction

Many are Christian. But they are not Roman catholic

The word 'catholic' is not used to describe a specific religious denomination. The term Roman catholic, or 'Roman church' is the correct term

The word 'catholic' simply means, 'general', 'worldwide', 'universal' etc.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Perhaps the Vatican should give them all internet connections and show them how to watch porn. It's definitely better than rape.



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