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Thread #162491   Message #3867423
Posted By: akenaton
21-Jul-17 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical Abuse of Children
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic Abuse of Children
I'm beginning to worry, I seem to be agreeing strongly with every post from Sen...:0)   I suspect Sen is more worried than me about that.

IMO this thread and its predecessor were submitted in a vindictive attempt to get at Joe......I also suspect that Joe is well aware of this and even so, has taken time to explain his views on the matter.

The Catholic Church does NOT promote the sexual assault of teenagers and young men by it's priesthood, is opposed to homosexuality in all its teachings, supports family values etc. The fact that these crimes are taking place in such numbers points to the psychological health, or ill health of the perpetrators.
Where the Catholic Church fails in my opinion, is in not properly vetting the men who enter the priesthood, perhaps it would be politically incorrect to do so, but a large number of mainly young men would be saved from severe mental problems in later life due to these criminal actions.

Would it really be impossible to amend the celibacy rule and have "family values" promoted by people who actually know something about family life?