Top 10 Catholic Church’s callous attitudes to clergy child sex abuse victims

Beautifully put.

Voiceless Victim

Child protection is not a priority. Church protection is a priority. Cardinal and bishop reputation protection is a priority. Protection of cardinal’s and bishop’s mates who are good blokes and could not possibly be abusers is a priority. Even if they accept that a priest is an abuser, his protection from responsibility for his crimes is a priority. Saving the church from embarrassment is a priority. Hiding the full, shocking size of this problem from public scrutiny is definitely a priority. Protecting the church’s assets is a top priority.

Sex crimes against children are not really crimes. Sexually abusing children doesn’t count as breaking their vow of celibacy, so therefore it’s okay. Besides, if they couldn’t abuse children, life as a priest would be pretty unbearable.

Why should abusive priests should be treated as criminals, when they are just sinners who have committed grave errors of judgement and deserve forgiveness?

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on January 13, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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