posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 09:52 AM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
How can you be so myopic .. when the fact is that VERY FEW Catholic priests were really pedophiles and the fact is that when a pedophile steps forward
to confess, it is an opportunity for someone to be able to get that pedophile to turn himself in and/or get mental health help.
BTW ... children are much more likely to be sexually abused in a public school than in a Catholic church.
Another BTW ... the protestants also have pedophiles who have invaded their churches as well.
It's not a 'catholic thing'.
Don't be so myopic with anti-Catholic hate.
Confession is an OPPORTUNITY for getting the pedophile to stop.
If the pedophile didn't want to stop, he/she wouldn't be at confession to begin with.
The priest has an opportunity to build upon that fact.
The article relates to a change in the law in Ireland. Ireland is a very small country. You state above that there were very few catholic priests who
were pedophiles. I suggest you go and read the reports that have been published in Ireland that reveal the ENOURMOUS amount of SEXUAL ABUSE OF
CHILDREN. Many other priests and the hierarchy were also involved in COVERING UP and HIDING this abuse. It was goddam massive amount of abuse. More
reports have been requested. This is no where near finished either.
I have no idea how widespread sexual abuse is in the protestant churches. I have not seen any reports on this behaviour. I have seen several reports
of the abuse carried out by the catholic church against children. The majority of the population of Ireland are catholics.
For a very long time the catholic church has runand controlled Ireland. Run the schools, the hospitals, the homes for orphans and troubled kids. All
the places were the vunerable were attacked and preyed on by their supposed minders.
And you wonder why I would hate the Catholic church. You are a joke trying to defend an institution like this.