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Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery
La Salette Journey ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Melanson

Posted on 06/18/2012 11:18:48 AM PDT by cleghornboy

In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the religious orders in Ireland had "abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church's message." Reflecting upon the sins committed by priests and consecrated religious, the Holy Father asked, "How are we to explain the fact that people who regularly received the Lord's Body and confessed their sins in the Sacrament of Penance have offended in this way?...It remains a mystery." See here.

It is a mystery and at the same time it isn't.

The sexual abuse crisis which exploded throughout the Catholic Church in Ireland [and elsewhere] has its origin in a Culture of Dissent. For, as Father Vincent Miceli has reminded us, "falsity is the heart of immorality." Betrayal arises in man's heart and is soon manifested in his actions which often culminate in criminal violence. But, as Fr. Miceli lamented, "while we are all aware of the tremendous role of violence in the unfolding history of human events...what is not realized is that the apparent arbitrariness of and haphazardness of violence can be and ought to be seriously and precisely analyzed from the philosophical and theological point of view." (Essay entitled "The Taproot of Violence").


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: abuse; mystery; popebenedictxvi; sexual

1 posted on 06/18/2012 11:18:55 AM PDT by cleghornboy
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To: cleghornboy

This is an excerpt.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT by cleghornboy (La Salette Missionaries in crisis)
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To: cleghornboy

This may, or may not, explain why priests committed these terrible acts.

But it also dodges the true question for most people, which is not the abuse itself but rather the decades-long coverup and enabling of it by Church authorities.

That isn’t much of a mystery at all. It was caused by those in power losing sight of the purpose of their organization, whereby protecting the organization became infinitely more important than its true purpose. To the point where that protection itself was a very nearly ultimate betrayal of that purpose.

Does anyone seriously doubt how Christ would have responded to sexual assault of the children at his feet by those who claimed to be serving Him? Consider the episode in the Temple involving whips. And that was merely commercial misconduct.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
It is going to get worse now that homosexuals are a protected species. There can be nothing good coming from gays being allowed to adopt children.
4 posted on 06/18/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by Americanexpat (ÂșIt is going to get even worse now that the)
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To: cleghornboy
and confessed their sins in the Sacrament of Penance

Really!

"Forgive me father for I have sinned. I've been buggering the alter boy."

"Do you repent from these sins? Say three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers."

5 posted on 06/18/2012 12:28:25 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: cleghornboy

If it’s a mystery to the pope, then he’s on the lower end of the bell curve of intelligence.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 6:30:24 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo

The way it’s excerpted, I wouldn’t go trusting the journalism major’s self-serving attention-seeking headline as if it were Gospel just yet.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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The way it’s excerpted, I wouldn’t go trusting the journalism major’s self-serving attention-seeking headline as if it were Gospel just yet. ***When do you treat it as factual? Sexual abuse by clergy a 'mystery,' Pope says CBC.ca‎ - 2 days ago Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a mystery why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church in an appalling ... "It remains a mystery," he said. Pope tells 75000 at Dublin stadium mass that child abuse by priests 'remains a mystery' Waterloo Record‎ - 2 days ago Pope to Irish: Child abuse by clergy 'a mystery' The Associated Press‎ - 2 days ago Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2896615/posts Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery · La Salette Journey ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Melanson. Posted on 06/18/2012 11:18:48 AM PDT ... CBC.ca News - Sexual abuse by clergy a 'mystery,' Pope says www.cbc.ca/m/rich/world/.../pope-declares-child-abuse-mystery.html 2 days ago – Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a "mystery" why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church "in an appalling ... "It remains a mystery," he said. Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI ... www.thejournal.ie/pope-vatican-abuse-mystery-credibility-... by Sinead O'Carroll - More by Sinead O'Carroll 2 days ago – Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI ... the Pope admitted that the cases of child sex abuse undermined the credibility of ... Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery ... www.topix.com/.../pope-benedict-xvi-sexual-abuse-of-children-rema... 10 hours ago – In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the ... Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery - Topix www.topix.com/forum/ie/dublin/TH758M6F6IIHA20DK 10 hours ago – In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the ... Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery lasalettejourney.blogspot.com/.../pope-benedict-xvi-sexual-abuse-of.... 1 day ago – In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the ... Pope to Irish: Child Abuse by Clergy 'A Mystery' - ABC News abcnews.go.com › International 2 days ago – Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a mystery why priests and other church ... Benedict commented on the scandals of sexual abuse and cover-ups by church hierarchy in a ... "It remains a mystery," he said. Pope to Irish: Child abuse by clergy 'a mystery' legalnews.findlaw.com/article/0d5bee7bNi3xn 2 days ago – "It remains a mystery," he s. ... Pope to Irish: Child abuse by clergy 'a mystery' ... Pope Benedict XVI on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy Pope ... Pope: Irish clergy child sex abuse a 'mystery' - World - NZ Herald News www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid... 2 days ago – Pope Benedict XVI has told Irish Catholics it is a mystery why priests and other clergy abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church in an appalling way. ... "It remains a mystery." He added that ...
8 posted on 06/19/2012 6:12:28 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Teacher317
Better formatted







The way it’s excerpted, I wouldn’t go trusting the journalism major’s self-serving attention-seeking headline as if it were Gospel just yet.
***When do you treat it as factual?





Sexual abuse by clergy a 'mystery,' Pope says




CBC.ca‎ - 2 days ago

Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a mystery why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church in an appalling ... "It remains a mystery," he said.




Pope tells 75000 at Dublin stadium mass that child abuse by priests 'remains a mystery'





Waterloo Record‎ - 2 days ago



Pope to Irish: Child abuse by clergy 'a mystery'





The Associated Press‎ - 2 days ago




Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery





www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2896615/posts


Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery • La Salette Journey ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Melanson. Posted on 06/18/2012 11:18:48 AM PDT ...



CBC.ca News - Sexual abuse by clergy a 'mystery,' Pope says





www.cbc.ca/m/rich/world/.../pope-declares-child-abuse-mystery.html


2 days ago – Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a "mystery" why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church "in an appalling ... "It remains a mystery," he said.





Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI ...





www.thejournal.ie/pope-vatican-abuse-mystery-credibility-...










by Sinead O'Carroll - More by Sinead O'Carroll

2 days ago – Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI ... the Pope admitted that the cases of child sex abuse undermined the credibility of ...




Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery ...





www.topix.com/.../pope-benedict-xvi-sexual-abuse-of-children-rema...


10 hours ago – In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the ...





Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery - Topix





www.topix.com/forum/ie/dublin/TH758M6F6IIHA20DK


10 hours ago – In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the ...







Pope Benedict XVI: Sexual abuse of children remains a mystery





lasalettejourney.blogspot.com/.../pope-benedict-xvi-sexual-abuse-of....


1 day ago – In a recorded message to mark the end of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI said that some members of the ...



Pope to Irish: Child Abuse by Clergy 'A Mystery' - ABC News





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Pope: Irish clergy child sex abuse a 'mystery' - World - NZ Herald News





www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid...


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9 posted on 06/19/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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