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Even when the priest is dismissed from the clerical state, the church "never throws him away" because that could lead to "further reoffending, further crimes, further harm." The priest "remains a member of the faithful called, as we all are, to conversion and grace."

Where is the great concern for the victims?

Pray for them.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%205:1-7&version=NIV

1 posted on 10/28/2013 7:04:38 AM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

Unless the Pope purges the clergy of homosexuals, the vile molestations of young boys will continue. This unresolved crisis is weakening the Church and bringing real harm to the faithful.


2 posted on 10/28/2013 7:10:01 AM PDT by allendale
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To: haffast
Matthew 25:40 (‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’) and Matthew 25:44 (‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’) make it abundantly clear to me that Our Lord will view how we treated each other as proxy for how we would have treated Him in person.

So, He will view those who abused children as if they abused Him as a defenseless child.

3 posted on 10/28/2013 7:48:12 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: haffast

What you may not know is that Pope Benedict XVI sent inspection teams to all seminaries.

Appicants for the priesthood must now undergo a two day pschyiatric exam, at least three interviews on the diocesan level, multiple references — not from family.

The seminaries have, in other words, been cleaned out and vocations to the priesthood are booming because of it.

Please post the current positive information with your derisions.


6 posted on 10/28/2013 8:52:48 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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