Skip to comments.Benedict's Peculiar Record on Pedophile Priests
Posted on 01/26/2014 10:58:59 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
by Simcha Fisher Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:44 PM Comments (36)
...But here's the fascinating part. Kellmeyer reprints a chart from the John Jay Report on annual totals of accused priests and incidents of sexual abuse reported by year, from 1950 to 2005:
Horrible numbers. But look at the shape of that chart. Kellmeyer says:
Do you notice anything interesting? Do you see how that red line (number of cases) and that blue line (number of priests committing abuse) both begin a REALLY rapid descent? Well, if you look closely at the year when that rapid fall begins, that year would be 1981 - two years after John Paul II is elected Pope and the same year Ratzinger is picked to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Even though the CDF won't streamline the process and gain sole jurisdiction over abuse cases until 2001, the chart shows that the minute Ratzinger became the head of CDF, someone, somewhere started shutting these abusive priests down. By 1995, most of the rat holes had been closed.
The press didn't pick up on what was going on until AFTER Ratzinger or one of his confreres had already finished most of the work.
Awfully strange behavior for a fellow who was so devoted to hiding and protecting pedophiles.
(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...
I wonder if its a racial defect with catholic priests since no other people on the planet engage in sexual abuse..
And yet, the person people that deal with a lot of sexual abuse victims most often say was shielding pedophiles...is not Ratzinger but JPII.
So where does this article come from? Strictly accusations from the NYT (Which accuses every religious person of every foul thing imaginable)?
Defending some one not particularly accused of the bad behavior in question.
The state run orphanages in Texas were rife with pedophiles in the seventies.
I’ve been pushing that chart on FR for years.
A few other things to notice from the John Jay report:
The vast majority of incidents are homosexual, and not truly pedophile, in nature. The studies which found that man-boy pedophiles were not overwhelmingly homosexual in their adult relationships was based on the classic definition of pedophile, which is one who prefers sex with pre-pubescent children. The sexual abuse in these cases was garden-variety homosexuality.
This isn’t just a few bad priests; it’s thousands.
The ration of incidents to accused priests is less than 2:1, meaning that the mode number of incidents is 1. The serial abuser is actually the anomaly.
The abuse skyrocketed under the VII popes and plummeted under the post VII popes. One may draw whatever conclusions from that observation they like. There is ample evidence that homosexual clergy exploded primarily under Paul VI, and with it, pederasty.
Great chart! Thanks for posting it.
Please, this chart does not mean what the media is saying it means! This chart is just translated wrong!
Pope John Paul II appointed Cardinal Ratzenberger(who became Pope Benedict) to deal with this problem. He did an excellent job and was able to get some of the homosexual priests out of the church. Benedict also appointed bishops who were not part of the homosexual network. However, there is still a homosexual network that covers up their evil. They are not Catholic in any sense of the word. They still cover up for each other. The bishops in the homosexual network are also the ones who promote a leftist agenda and who neglect the faithful Catholic families. Archbishop Weakland of Milwaukee who stole parishioners donations to give over $500,000 to his young boyfriend is one example. Archbishop Weakland was also extremely critical of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict.
The question is whether Pope Francis will continue the vigilance of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict.
excellent graphic ping
I think the biggest factor is that that gay men quit joining the priesthood so when the old queens started dying off they weren’t replaced. I’m not sure any new discipline contributed to the lesser instances of abuse, besides JPII demonstrating that he wasn’t going to relax the teaching of the Church as concerned things like bc within marriage, civil divorce and remarriage and the discipline of celibacy.
By the early 70s there were whole communities of openly homosexual men living together in general society, something that never happened on that level before, at least in the modern era. They could get jobs and be openly gay, and in some of them they were celebrated, academia, fashion, politicsthey were on TV and in popular culture more and more. The 80s were more extreme, the following decades more so and on to what we have today. Now there are something like 18+ states with ‘gay marriage’ and in many areas it is illegal to ‘discriminate’ against them.
Now if they want to get into religion, there are many faiths that will eagerly and specifically put them in positions of leadership, where they can be openly gay in relationships, and never have the Churchs unchanging plain teaching as concerns homosexual acts hurt their feelings. I mean, how likely is a group that by the early 70s still didn’t accept civil divorce and remarriage, birth control within marriage, and kept the discipline of celibacy to go ahead and accept homosexual relationships? That’s why the lavender mafia absolutely hates the discipline of celibacy and constantly howl for it to be lifted, they look at it as one step towards acceptance of the active homo lifestyle, in my opinion.
Wrong time period, wrong paradigm. That only started with Pope Francis. And you’ll notice that some of us Catholics ain’t buying that new paradigm either.
Emissaries were sent to all the seminaries to check them out. Yes, the homosexuals were cleaned out.
Any straight young man now applying for the priesthood must undergo a two-day psychological exam, parents are questioned, priests recommending the individual are questioned, and the person applying probably goes through four to five different interviews.
It’s not an easy entrance exam — if you want to say it that way.
“Emissaries were sent to all the seminaries to check them out.”
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Salvation, I know they did it, but when did they start doing it? Before the decline in abuse instances? 1985? 1995? Or after 2002 when the story broke in the mainstream? I know I only heard about it after 2002 or so, I think.
What is unique about the Catholic denomination, is not that it has the usual human failings among it’s leadership of Priests and such, but it’s relationship with male on male lust, that isn’t identified with any other religious leaders but Catholic.
When people hear ‘Catholic sex scandal’ the first thought that pops into their head is not the priest running off with the female organist or falling in love with a female parishioner.
“That only started with Pope Francis.”
Sorry, I’m not buying that the gay mafia at the vatican started with Francis. He certainly didn’t bring it with him..
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