Catholic abuse (of children)

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Over the years there have been many cases of abuse, child abuse specifically by the Catholic Church, and of course cover-ups...

Submitted: November 12, 2011

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Recently the Catholic Church has attempted to redefine the term Pedophilia (or Paedophilia). As well as shifting blame to other people or things. You can not be involved in covering up child abuse cases in your Church and at the same time impose moral superiority over your followers and the world. It is sickening. If I shot someone and then blamed it on violent video games like Call Of Duty 2: Modern Warfare, does it absolve my responsibility to my actions? Not one bit. And it would be even worse if I was a person that demanded high standards from everyone else and pretended to be morally superior.


 

Not that I would ever listen to the Catholic Church or any Church for that matter, but still, it is very sad that these things can happen in the context of religion, which is supposedly something pure, good and godly. Pure nonsense I say. Who knows for how long this thing has been going on for? Maybe even centuries? But anyhow, what do you expect to happen when you have sexually deprived men wearing strange costumes. That's not even a joke. I included several links to articles that provide some more information and so on, for your own interest in educating yourself and whatever you do afterwards is of course up to you.


 

Download and Read (PDF): The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010 - A Report Presented to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by the John Jay College Research Team : http://www.usccb.org/mr/causes-and-context-of-sexual-abuse-of-minors-by-catholic-priests-in-the-united-states-1950-2010.pdf


 


 

Links related to the Catholic Church and Child Abuse:

Report blames society for sexually abusive priests: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-0519-catholic-abuse-20110519,0,4312608.story

 

Report indicts '60s counterculture in Catholic abuse cases: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-abuse-20110521,0,1610894.story

 

Child abuse scandals faced by Roman Catholic Church: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/7429933/Child-abuse-scandals-faced-by-Roman-Catholic-Church.html

 

New Catholic child abuse allegations surface (2010): http://articles.cnn.com/2010-03-22/world/germany.abuse_1_abuse-by-catholic-clergy-child-abuse-diocese?_s=PM:WORLD

 

Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests': http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23369148-pope-led-cover-up-of-child-abuse-by-priests.do

 

Catholic child abuse analyzed: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/may/21/child-abuse-catholicism-johnjayinstitute

 

US Catholic Church study blames 1960s permissiveness for rise in sexual abuse: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/19/us-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-report

 

Catholic Church sex abuse scandals around the world: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10407559

 

Church Abuse Report Authors Defend Findings as Critics Weigh In: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/us/19bishops.html

 

The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010 report by a John Jay College research team: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/4688.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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