Utter crap.Priests are "on the job" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Everyone else gets to engage in their little perversions outside working hours. Different standards of accountability.
Balls. It's a miserable life taking on everybodys problems and spending your life celibate and alone.Big house
Lots of peace and quiet
Free trips to Rome
Lots of tea and buns
Free meals/taxi rides/GAA tickets/pints
You have the wrong end of the stick. The issue is that paedophiles gravitate to activities that bring them into contact with children - including the clergy. If the clerical-run institutions were gender-integrated, I believe the percentage of female victims would have been far higher. It was the gender-segregation - combined with men being 95% of sex-offenders - that led to most clerical abuse victims being male. This is proven by the fact that in society as a whole, over 80% of child-abuse victims are female.twin Towers said:
So by your view people who think the Cardinal is not only wrong but out of order are "backward looking, hate-filled and reactionary".It more looks like it is homosexuals who are backward looking, hate-filled and reactionary. There seems to be no hate like homo hate ever present on these pages.
Okay. I don't need to since I've seen it on gay forums too. I'm not proud of those people although I wouldn't call them backward looking or reactionary - just hate-filled, and unforgiving. They're not typical of the gay community - I'd say for every contributor who did take glee, there is one other who recognised it for the tragedy it was.Take a look at the Polish tragedy thread here amongst the very first responses are people taking glee at the death of the president.
Maybe, maybe not. However there is the issue, mentioned by some, that there is a disproportionately high number of homosexual men who are priests. This might be an exaggeration, it maybe be based on no more than 'anecdotal' evidence but it is part of a larger picture. A picture that has had people remark on the psychosexual development of candidates for priesthood. Donald Cozzens (on the left wing of the Catholic Church and an expert on seminaries and the men who study in them) has remarked for many years now that a majority of candidates for priestly orders are psychosexually underdeveloped, many are of confused orientation. This is, I believe, the real problem. Priesthood has become a haven for immature psychosexually underdeveloped men. I have a distant relation, a man who was a bachelor and who entered seminary late in life, defiantly confused in that area. A rather sad, pathetic figure.Can't imagine it a very attractive career option for anyone.
Massimo Introvigne, one of Rome's lickspittles. :mrgreen:Massimo Introvigne
*The Charges Against the Church for Paedophilia. *
[....]According to research by Philip Jenkins, if you compare the
Catholic Church in the United States to the main Protestant denominations you discover
that the number of paedophiles among Protestant pastors ranges - according to
the different denominations - from two times to ten times the number among
Catholic priests. This goes to show that the problem is not celibacy,
since most Protestant pastors are married. During the same period of time in which a hundred or so American priests
were condemned for sexual abuse of minors, almost six thousand teachers of
physical education and coaches of juvenile sports teams were tried and
found guilty of the same crime in US courts [...] And although it is politically incorrect to mention it, there is an even
more revealing statistic: over 80% of the paedophiles are homosexuals. And - once
again citing Jenkins - over ninety per cent of the Catholic priests convicted of sexually
abusing minors are gay [--]
It's the catholic church we are talking about here. Totally male dominated and alter girls are only a recent invention. Any surprise, really, that boys were abused in the majority.Pedophilia is not linked to celibacy, that is a fact. But what I want to know is did he say that pedophilia is linked to homosexuality or did he say that sexual abuse by priests is linked to homosexuality. It is a disturbing fact that such a high proportion of victims are teenage boys and this might be a valid point to discuss but let us at least get what he said right before we try and execute the man.
Facts will be our friend to verify if that is true. Girls have been unofficially acting as servers in many countries since the 1980s if not earlier. They are now officially permitted. If it is a matter of access then the number of girls abused should have risen since they were commonly seen on altars. I maintain that most of the abuse is my those who are confused about their orientation, this is a consequence of a society that has failed to help young men define their 'maleness,' for want of a better word.It's the catholic church we are talking about here. Totally male dominated and alter girls are only a recent invention. Any surprise, really, that boys were abused in the majority.
The medical definition of paedophilia is when an adult has a sexual preference for prepubescent children. Therefore, I guess in many of the cases that are currently in the public domain, paedophilia (spelt pedophilia in the U.S.) is not the correct term.
"Predatory homosexual" or "homosexual rapist" would seem to be a more accurate description for the culprit when the male victim is 13 or more
I was so happy when I heard :lol: I was sitting in a café with RTÉ news playing in the background, I'l always remember where I was.Take a look at the Polish tragedy thread here amongst the very first responses are people taking glee at the death of the president.
I would imagine under the definitions of sexuality and sexual preferance demonstrated by behaviour. Its an uncomfortable issue, but Priests are human too, so what bars them from being homosexual or having differing sexual preferances? Taking priestly vows has certainly not barred them from proforming acts of sexual abuse. So once that rubicon is crossed and that fact accepted, does the priest go back to being celibate?By whose definition?