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To: topher

If I offended you I sincerely apologize!

20 posted on 08/25/2008 4:09:59 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Life's hard...but it's a lot harder when you're stupid! - John Wayne)
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To: Devilinbaggypants
Five years ago the Roman Catholic Church took serious steps to prevent anyone from sexually abusing youth.

For example, in my parish, you have to go through a special training program to work with Youth. So not only is there strict rules for priests, there are also strict rules for the lay people.

When I lived in Atlanta, circa 2003-2004, a Hispanic priest just rested his hand on the shoulder of a 7th grade girl.

Hispanic people are very much into hugging and very outgoing.

He may not even realized what he did.

But the girl told her family that the priest "touched her" and did not describe what really happened.

When the truth came out, the priest had already been transferred to another parish, which was a shame.

The 7th grade girl was upset he was transferred and the family, once they knew the truth, saw no harm in what happened -- except that the priest was transferred.

So these issues are taken very seriously by the Roman Catholic Church, which rejects homosexuality and homosexual marriages -- which other supposed Christian Faiths do not...

What has happened in the past in rather unfortunate...

And I am sorry for the victims.

But I assure you that ALL ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESES in the United States have procedures to deal with predator priests...

If it happens again, then the church should defrock the priest and allow the priest to be convicted by civil authorities so he can be sent to jail...

36 posted on 08/25/2008 7:16:48 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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