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To: NYer
I know a reasonable number of Catholics and ex-Catholics. I have NEVER heard one of them indicate that they had even heard of such perversion. (I have heard about the nuns and their rulers!) I don't doubt that it goes on somewhere. The Church is a huge institution. But I just haven't heard of it except via the MSM. I have heard my Rabbi warn a girl going down to DC for a summer internship whom she should stay away from.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 04/22/2010 4:19:09 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
I know a reasonable number of Catholics and ex-Catholics. I have NEVER heard one of them indicate that they had even heard of such perversion.

My house knew, but it was because of a circle that WASN'T Catholic. A story was repeated to a member of my family. As a cultural matter, this sort of stuff remains behind the closed door of a house. We all kept our mouths shut. That priest was laicized in the Scandal and is currently in prison in another state on a matter that occurred after he was dismissed from the priesthood.

Where this is all going off the rails is the lack of keeping the details in mind, like that when a case involves the confessional, the seal must remain intact. In at least one case that's at issue right now, that's a detail. In another, the priest himself requested to be released in order to marry and started the molestation bit after he was laicized and married. It's a huge mosh pit of bits and pieces, but never the whole story. That's not fair to anyone involved.

22 posted on 04/22/2010 5:37:47 PM PDT by Desdemona
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