Catholics Blame the "Sexual Revoution" for Priest Sex Abuse, sigh...

I found this article to be very interesting as it basically blames the social times of the 60s and 70s in America for the prolonged problem of sex abuse to young boys from Priests. More notable, there isn't one mention in the study (says the LA Times) that celibacy itself plays a role. Not surprising the Catholics (Vatican) would denote any such allegation that any of their stringent practices, especially the aforementioned one, would have anything to do with anyone in their organization doing such sinful things. Another round of excuses from a terribly flawed, but nevertheless, still powerful system of faith.

Here is the link to the article: http://lat.ms/lUGTSy

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Tags: abuse, catholic, priest, sex

Comment by Robert Karp on May 19, 2011 at 1:50pm

I heard about this study. It was partially funded and "overseen" by the Bishops so the results are not surprising.  It's more BS from the church to make excuses for these heinous crimes and their resulting inaction. It makes me sick!

 

"'Child abuse' is really a silly and pathetic euphemism for what has been going on: we are talking about the systemic rape and torture of children, positively aided and abetted by hierarchy which knowingly moved the grossest offenders to parishes where they would be safer." - Hitchens

Comment by Patricio Romero on May 19, 2011 at 2:39pm

I do agree with Robert, it has been rape and torture...

 

Interesting article, but the link does not work my friend.

Could you please fix it??

 

Thanks!

Comment by Justin P. on May 19, 2011 at 2:46pm
My apologies, the link is fixed. And yes; rape, torture indeed.
Comment by Lindsey on May 19, 2011 at 3:06pm
Of course. It's everybody's fault except the church's. First they blame the gays, then they blamed the non-catholics, now they're blaming some long gone by social movement. How long until they actually take some fucking responsibility? Anyone who still believes the word the catholic church said is either stupid, delusional, sociopathic, or some combination of the three. I wonder who they'll blame when everyone who lived in the 60's or 70's is dead. What half-assed excuse will they come up with then, when their hierarchy is still filled with rapists, as I'm sure it will be since they don't seem to be doing anything to change.
Comment by Patricio Romero on May 19, 2011 at 3:06pm

Thank you very much!!!

 

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