The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162491   Message #3867386
Posted By: Steve Shaw
20-Jul-17 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical Abuse of Children
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic Abuse of Children
Er, with respect I think that Joe's been upping the ante somewhat more than necessary lately. He does it to me but I can't be arsed to get too worked up about it. I have too much gardening to do.

Anyway, dunno why I posted my last post. All I can say is that the saddest aspect of sexual abuse in the Church is the tendency of the powers that be to cover it up. If priests were allowed to be happily married chaps like me I think the problem would, well, not disappear maybe, but be much reduced. But the honest thing to do is to address abuse issues head on, not try to pretend that they don't really happen.