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To: Phillipian
How is it that even the secular world knows that these people can’t be reformed

Because, back in the timeframe involved - some 30 years ago - that was the course of action that the "experts" were recommending. The Church tended to believe the experts and their belief - naively, as it turns out - that therapy could work sufficiently well that laicization of the offenders wasn't automatically necessary. Do we know this to be incorrect today? Certainly. But such was not the case back then. It is unfair to project current clinical opinion onto the honest - if incorrect - "professional opinions" of former days, in order to paint a picture of deliberate malfeasance on the part of either the Church or the psychiatric community.

51 posted on 03/16/2010 8:56:49 AM PDT by magisterium
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To: magisterium

See my post #179, hadn’t read yours yet.


181 posted on 03/16/2010 2:30:57 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: magisterium

Take your unfairness argument to the victims of this abuse by perverted priests and those who enabled them.


246 posted on 03/17/2010 4:11:48 AM PDT by Phillipian
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To: magisterium; Quix; Dr. Eckleburg; wideawake; wmfights; RnMomof7; the_conscience; HarleyD; ...
if incorrect - "professional opinions" of former days, in order to paint a picture of deliberate malfeasance on the part of either the Church or the psychiatric community. (Emphasis mine)

Which being to mind the following:
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Seems like Rome was more intrested in being conformed to this world.

248 posted on 03/17/2010 4:23:33 AM PDT by Gamecock (We aren't sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners. (R.C. Sproul))
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