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Thread #134382   Message #3056995
Posted By: akenaton
19-Dec-10 - 05:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Still no answer on celibacy?

Another elephant in the room?

Priests are father figures....they should embody the values of fathers, understand how a family environment works.
I would go futher and suggest only men with a wife and at least one child should be employed in the priesthood.....and paid properly for doing their job.

The celibacy rule encourages people with sexual and psychiatric problems to come into the priesthood and the resuly is shown in these high rates of abuse of teenage boys by adult males.

The answer is staring you in the face.....unfortunately that answer does not fit well with "liberal" we must keep searching for any other reasonas to...."why this is happening"