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Thread #162491   Message #3867515
Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Jul-17 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical Abuse of Children
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic Abuse of Children
"Thus far the politicians have not had too many stones upturned. No doubt their day will come."
I'm not sure what your link was about Iains, the power of the church was such that many people knew about it and did nothing while many who claimed it was going on were ignored or vilified
Particularly horrific was the case of the priest who committed more rapes of children than any other, Brendan Smythe, it's difficult to find out exactly how many rapes he committed, but it's recond to go into the hundreds.
Each time his behaviour was discovered he was moved on to continue raping children - this included Wisconsin
When the children protested he called them sinners for defying 'God's will' and when the parents confronted his cardinal they were given a religious lecture and told they would never win if they took on the church.
"Jim.....I'm afraid the stats say something different."
And I'm afraid that the last people I would go for information is a body who has never come to terms with sexuality, has struggled with the idea of sexuality since Jesus and Mary Magdalene were mates, is dominated by elderly single men who see fit to pronounce on matters such as contraception and pregnancy termination and who prohibit half the population on this planet from taking Holy Orders because of their gender.
Homosexuality is as familiar as walking on the Moon to these people
This affair is still in its early days and the powers that be have not begun to quantify the incidents, let alone find the causes - that takes specialist skills by qualified people