Skip to comments.Study: Homosexuality, celibacy didn't cause abuse (Catholic Church)
Posted on 05/17/2011 9:03:10 PM PDT by PROCON
WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers commissioned by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops to analyze the pattern of clergy sex abuse over decades have concluded that homosexuality, celibacy and an all-male priesthood did not cause the scandal. The report from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York said about 44 percent of the known abuse cases involved priests who were ordained in the 1940s and 1950s, at a time when seminaries did not properly train them to live a celibate life. These men were not equipped to withstand the social upheaval of the 1960s, which was a time of an increase in sexual deviancy and a spike in crime in society at large, the authors said.
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Is this what this whole debate comes down to?
I believe the latter is most conclusive.
Then what cased it, boredom?
Don’t need a study to know that the offending priests were and are queer pedophiles: the majority of victims were ages 10-14.
Huh? "Celibate" is pretty simple to understand. The seminarians were adults when they were ordained, and certainly knew right from wrong.
Because vulnerable widows, hookers looking for absolution and other easy female targets in a churches daily function would be hard to find? This report just opens up the debate further into what types of real safeguards the Church is putting in place. They shot themselves in the foot with this totally implausible excuse. Gays and young boys is a real thing that occurs. To overlook this is silly.
The devil made them do it.
You present an interesting theory; would you include remaining a virgin until marriage in this category?
Oh, I'm with you 100%.
No I wouldn’t. What I mean by celibacy is a lifetime of celibacy. That is remaining a virgin until your funeral.
>Dont need a study to know that the offending priests were and are queer pedophiles: the majority of victims were ages 10-14.<
It’s by the AP. The biggest fag propagandists of the MSM, aside from being Obama ass-kissers.
I became celibate, by free choice, in 1982. At the time I was 30 years old and my reasons are personal and definitely not perverse or deviant, as you suggest.
It is true that if you have made up your mind about something and stay focused on your goal, temptation is tolerable and can be ignored successfully.
So, essentially, no one was to blame!
This is interesting, because, to my knowledge -- and I grew up during those years -- there was not an outbreak of boy-raping in the general population. Now, based on the conclusion of the study, that it was merely the tumultuous era in which this occurred, and no other factor other than "bad preparation for celibacy" would appear to have played a role, my brothers and I should have been quite unsafe working the farm with two celibate uncles every summer.
Yet, strangely, their non-preparation for celibacy seems to have been more effective. Perhaps we can commission a highbrow study ...
Uh, huh, and then what?..:=)
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I disagree with most of the premise. Obviously homosexuality was the cause. Sheesh. And there was a concerted "lavender mafia" in the Catholic Church. And some men and women are just not cut out for life long celibacy; it is a vocation that some have and some do not have. But celibacy is not the cause of men being attracted to boys; the cause of that is homosexual infiltration.
Thats all fine and good, but I’m talking in general terms. Even if what I stated is true for only 15-25%, you still have a disaster on your hands.
And after. Unless you remember that old Sam Kinison routine.
LOL - That’s a new one. Don’t blame it on the homos. Blame it on the hippies.
One of the weird things I noticed about the U.S.Navy, is the preponderance of gay men who were dedicated ship riders. But when you think about it, that isn’t really so strange.
Homosexual men want to be with other men. They definitely have a problem with the presence of women and do not want to associate with them.
OK. So some men become designers of women’s clothes - but they do not create clothes to make women look like women; have straight guys ever realized that!
It makes sense then that homosexual men would be attracted to the celibate priesthood. Most of their dealings would be with men who are other priests.
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