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Unspeakable Abomination - Pedophilia in the Church
Southern Nebraska Register (article not online) ^ | 04/05/02 | Fabian Bruskewitz, STD

Posted on 04/23/2002 4:40:38 PM PDT by jrherreid

Unspeakable Abomination

An excerpt from Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz's column in the Southern Nebraska Register

No words that are printable, or even conceivable, are adequate to express my outrage, fury, and depression upon learning that anyone, much less a priest, would sexually molest any children. Such a thing is an unspeakable abomination. Upon hearing about such things, I must confess that I am tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat, much sooner than I am tempted to give any consideration to a possible “sickness” in a perpetrator. Molestation victims and their families are certainly entitled to anger. Sometimes their excessive anger and demands, while often unacceptable and unreasonable, are still understandable to me.

While not excusing those responsible for turning pedophiles loose in society, it should be remembered that the psychological establishment in our country (the odd studying the id?), which recently asserted that homosexual conduct is “normal and good”, was accustomed previously to proclaiming pedophiles curable and cured, when in fact they are and were not. Some American Bishops in their decisions evidently and unfortunately relied on such faulty and gravely flawed “scientific evidence”. More recent studies seem to show that pedophilia, like alchoholism, is a permanent situation, possibly controllable, might be “recovering” but never can be “recovered”.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cardinallaw; catholicchurch; pedophilia
I know the people of Nebraska love their bishop, but I wonder what would happen if he was transferred to Boston.
1 posted on 04/23/2002 4:40:39 PM PDT by jrherreid
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To: orual; dighton; nickcarraway; els; history_matters; ladyinblue; romulus; aquinasfan; patent
Bishop Bruskewitz ping!
2 posted on 04/23/2002 4:42:13 PM PDT by jrherreid
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To: jrherreid
I don't get it. Don't all homosexuals go after teenage boys? What are news media upset for? They want them in the Boy Scouts! What do they care about the Catholic Church.
3 posted on 04/23/2002 5:36:43 PM PDT by metacognative
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To: jrherreid
He gets it. JPII needs to promote bishops who have never been implicated in these horrible events and have a squeaky clean past (that usually means orthodox) into the archbishop positions of at least L.A. and Boston to clean up this mess.
4 posted on 04/23/2002 5:40:19 PM PDT by ELS
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To: jrherreid
Refreshing to see such morality clarity without the usual waffling and Orwellian double-talk.
5 posted on 04/23/2002 5:58:03 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: jrherreid; ken5050; Slyfox; rose; ClearBlueSky; Aunt Polgara; Codie; ELS; katnip;viadexter...
Praise God for Bishop Bruskewitz!

A grateful Catholic p i n g!!!!!!

6 posted on 04/23/2002 5:58:35 PM PDT by history_matters
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
His words are a Man's words, an angered holy man's words. His words come from his heart as well as his mind and they are not cagey and they are not couched in an agenda. No lawyer proofed them first and there isn't anything to read between his lines except the acknowledgment of crisis. We need this Bishop as a Cardinal.
7 posted on 04/23/2002 6:11:00 PM PDT by Domestic Church
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To: jrherreid
Bishop Bruskewitz ping!

Three friends from my high school class ('80) entered the seminary last year. Two went to St. John's in Brighton under Cardinal Law. The third said, "No way, there's a gay problem there." I didn't take him seriously until recently...

Meanwhile, the one who escaped from St. John's entered the traditionalist Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Nebraska under Bishop Bruskewitz. My fried came to visit at Christmas and he told me how the head of the seminary (abbott?) has a zero-tolerance policy for pooftas. Paraphrasing: "If anyone shows any effeminate signs they're outta here."

Too bad more seminaries didn't follow the same policy.

8 posted on 04/23/2002 6:11:52 PM PDT by Aquinasfan
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To: jrherreid
Upon hearing about such things, I must confess that I am tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat, much sooner than I am tempted to give any consideration to a possible “sickness” in a perpetrator.

You just gotta LOVE this man! Now you know why there is an abundance of vocations in his Diocese when other Dioceses are having trouble getting young men to consider the priesthood!

9 posted on 04/23/2002 6:14:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Domestic Church
We need this Bishop as a Cardinal.

No doubt about it.

10 posted on 04/23/2002 6:26:24 PM PDT by ELS
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To: jrherreid
Bump! for Bishop Bruskewitz.
11 posted on 04/23/2002 6:59:30 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: jrherreid ; All
Richard McBrien is a guest on CNBC with Brian Williams now.
12 posted on 04/23/2002 7:42:15 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: ELS
Triple ditto!!
13 posted on 04/23/2002 7:59:25 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: jrherreid
Upon hearing about such things, I must confess that I am tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat, much sooner than I am tempted to give any consideration to a possible “sickness” in a perpetrator.

Way to go Bishop!

14 posted on 04/23/2002 8:23:42 PM PDT by Diago
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To: jrherreid
I am tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat

Man oh man ... a gun-owning bishop who plays baseball ... what I would pay for a photo of this guy with those items, and his regalia

Need an infielder?
15 posted on 04/23/2002 8:40:44 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko
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To: jrherreid
Oh, Fabian B. excommunicated all of his flock who were freemasons, members of planned parenthood,etc. There were 17 organizations on his list. This Bishop doesn't take any crap from anyone, he is true to his faith and a true shepherd of his flock.
16 posted on 04/23/2002 9:21:20 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: jrherreid
I know the people of Nebraska love their bishop, but I wonder what would happen if he was transferred to Boston.

We need one like him in California. He could have saved the Franciscan seminary in Santa Barbara by purging out the undesirables among the inmates there.

17 posted on 04/23/2002 11:34:46 PM PDT by sfousa
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To: jrherreid

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

The energetic shepherd from the heartland has made the Lincoln Diocese an oasis for orthodoxism as his flocks' loyalty to the Magisterium has produced abundant fruits   Selected one of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, the loyal shepherd of the Lincoln, Nebraska Diocese who has gained in popularity among those loyal to the Holy See. He has become one of the staunchest voices in calling for compliance to all the Church teaches and professes. He's had his share of run-ins with the modernists but, armed with the truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, he never wavered in standing up to such dissident groups as A Call To Action, "Catholics" for a Free Choice and We Are church.
18 posted on 04/24/2002 12:23:26 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Mike Fieschko
I have a photo of Fr. Fessio (of Ignatius Press) toting a shotgun, with his hand resting on the head of a large buck that he shot. And, of course, he is in his clericals.
19 posted on 04/24/2002 9:11:07 AM PDT by jrherreid
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To: Domestic Church
His words are a Man's words, an angered holy man's words. His words come from his heart as well as his mind and they are not cagey and they are not couched in an agenda.

And isn't it refreshing?

20 posted on 04/24/2002 9:14:11 AM PDT by jrherreid
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To: Coleus
Oh, Fabian B. excommunicated all of his flock who were freemasons, members of planned parenthood,etc. There were 17 organizations on his list. This Bishop doesn't take any crap from anyone, he is true to his faith and a true shepherd of his flock.

Technically, he just reminded them that they were automatically self excommunicating by belonging to organizations that are at odds with the Catholic faith.

His courage in doing this is worthy of bravos, but it's not like he did anything other than speak the Church law that already exists. That we applaud a man for doing so shows how far we have fallen.

SD

21 posted on 04/24/2002 10:38:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: jrherreid
If Catholics wouldn't prop up their priests and pope to near God status, then this may not be happening. No man is above reproach, yet when a system such as Catholicism lays dictates upon the common man, and those dictates prohibit calling into question the higherarchy, then it is understandable that such things occur.

That is why there is such a thing as the Protestant Church.

22 posted on 04/24/2002 11:27:09 AM PDT by Godfollow
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To: jrherreid
I love the Bishop's anger and his plain words describing the molestation of children as an abomination. There is much talk of "forgiveness" and "rehabilitation" wafting out from the Cardinal's meeting in Rome. Forgive them if you must, but get rid of them.
23 posted on 04/24/2002 11:32:31 AM PDT by Orual
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To: Godfollow
If Catholics wouldn't prop up their priests and pope to near God status, then this may not be happening. ... That is why there is such a thing as the Protestant Church.

I'm sorry, but this happens all the time in Protestant churches. And many protestants will also follow a pastor without questioning his authority or capabilities. I've seen and talked to many whose final answer on a subject will be "my pastor says so."

It's not just a Catholic thing.

24 posted on 04/24/2002 11:45:09 AM PDT by jrherreid
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To: Aquinasfan
My fried came to visit at Christmas and he told me how the head of the seminary (abbott?) has a zero-tolerance policy for pooftas. Paraphrasing: "If anyone shows any effeminate signs they're outta here."


25 posted on 04/24/2002 9:59:27 PM PDT by mvpel
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To: jrherreid
It's not just a Catholic thing.

It is now!

And you're wrong, the problem in the Protestant Church is philandering.

But you're right about the, "my pasture told me so"

Nevertheless, may the true believers in the Catholic Church clean their house Thoroughly

26 posted on 04/24/2002 10:00:36 PM PDT by Godfollow
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