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Posted on 03/21/2010 7:14:31 PM PDT by Cardhu
NOT long after a portly, jovial priest in the German industrial city of Essen was accused of sexually abusing three boys in 1979, he was offered a new home in Munich by Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI.
Ratzinger, who was Archbishop of Munich and Freising at the time, wanted Father Peter Hullermann known to friends in the church as Hulli to undergo psychotherapy.
A psychiatrist quickly concluded that Hullermann was untreatable, however.
I told the church officials that Hullermann must never be allowed to work with children again, said Werner Huth, the psychiatrist, in an interview with The Sunday Times this weekend.
He did not seem to want or be able to co-operate fully during the therapy. He had an alcohol problem and the assaults on the children mostly happened when he had been under the influence of alcohol.
Huths warning was ignored. The priest was allowed to return to pastoral work and then to teach religion in a local state school.
Soon, he was in trouble again. He drank, showed pornographic videos to boys and abused them. He was convicted of the sexual abuse of minors and fined.
Even that was not the end of his time in the church. After a period of probation he continued working with altar boys, among others.
He was still working as a priest right up until last Monday when, at the age of 62, he was suspended from his duties at a Bavarian tourist resort for breaching a church order in 2008 to avoid any involvement with children.
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They have already left and been gone for some time.
These sick evil homosexual child molesting monsters deserve the death penalty...not forgiveness.
That's very encouraging news.
After darkness, light.
I suppose it's objectively better to be a secular humanist hedonist ex-Catholic, than to be a secular humanist hedonist who claims to be a Catholic. It avoids adding hypocrisy to the charges against one.
These are the same cafeteria Catholics who make the same old complaints about any Church issue (priestly celibacy, wymen’s ordination, contraception, etc...) so that they can justify doing doing what they want like taking the pill, procuring abortions, not Sunday Mass attendance, etc... They haven’t been in communion with the Church for some time so there’s not much to see here.
But your church will still count them as members.
I agree the Europeans have discarded the religious cults by the millions in the last decades. I have lived in "Catholic Spain" for fifteen years and I do know a single person who goes to church.
Births, marriages and deaths with 50 cents or nothing in the collection plate. I was shocked at a wedding how many refused to put even a single cent in the plate about 95%
Religion has died in Spain, since the death of Franco they are paying the price of abandoning the people.
I'm sorry, I really don't have the stomach for this tonight. The death of my country has a prior claim on my attention.
You picked the wrong way to spell your freep name. It should start with the “jerk” part.
Franco may be the excuse in Spain. Given that the same thing is happening from Quebec, to Norway, to Latin America, I think loose sex and a Darwinistic outlook has more to do with it.
I share your malaise. This is terribly depressing. God willing, they'll all be voted out of office in November. They are all liars and thieves.
No the reason is the casting off of infantilism - with better education and a knowledge of history.
I understand your logic, but the crime itself is worse than the cover-up. The foul cover-up is illegal. The despicable crime is immoral.
Exactly and Ratzinger is apologizing for his bishops and Cardinals who were only carrying out his instructions. I have never know anyone who has blamed others for his own sins as Ratzinger, he is beyond contempt.
His second in command in Munich, fell upon his sword to protect him - there is not a bishop that does not know what is going on with his priests and were they are.
LOL. Right. It didn't work for Lenin and the USSR and it won't work for you, either.
And the atheist apologetic (of, e.g., Dawkins) is pretty much the epitome of infantilism.
It may be too late. The time for mercy and forbearance may be over; justice has arrived. We're reliving Jeremiah chapter 52.
You are beyond contempt.