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)
The current Pope on Child Rape and Child Porno,21 December 2010 :
In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered “normal” by society.
“In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man and even with children,” the Pope said.
“It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a ‘better than’ and a ‘worse than’. Nothing is good or bad in itself.”
I DON’T THINK THE POPE HAS EVER READ HIS CATECHISM.
Coach at Philly Catholic high school charged with corrupting minor
By Elizabeth Fiedler September 20, 2011
Philadelphia police have arrested a Catholic school baseball coach on charges including corrupting the morals of a minor, simple assault, and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Lou Spadaccini, 37, a coach at SS. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School since 2006, has been placed on administrative leave.
John Murawski, the school president, said he’s surprised by the allegations.
“Coach Lou was an admired coach and an upstanding member of our community and the Neumann-Goretti family, and we’re really sad and shocked by the news,” Murawski said. “Obviously our deepest concern is the students and their welfare.”
Murawski said Spadaccini is now on administrative leave pending an investigation. He said all of the required criminal background checks and child abuse clearances were in place.
Crisis counselors are available, said Leslie Davila, director of the Office for Child and Youth Protection for the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
“We’ll also work with the school in providing support to students, to the team members, to the family and to anyone who has been affected by this,” she said. “We’re dedicated to doing that and offer all the support we can to Neumann-Goretti and their community.”
School administrators sent a letter to school families informing them of the arrest and asking them to contact police with any additional information.