Friday, May 21, 2010

Priest Abuse: Male Compared to Female Victimization Impact - Girls as well as boys have been traumatized – by Katherine van Wormer, MSSW, Ph.D. – Psychology Today

…Impact on Both Male and Female Victims

To the Catholic child growing up in a Catholic family, the authority of the priest has no parallel. The moral authority of the priest transcends that of ordinary mortals because it is assumed to come from God. In the Roman Catholic Church, the ordained priest is addressed as "Father" by Catholics both young and old. He carries out his functions largely without supervision.

Frequently, congregations idolize their spiritual leaders and view them as God's representative on earth. Accusations of misbehavior, therefore, are apt to be refuted by the community and family members. Not only do priests possess a power granted by a divine being, but they are celibate or sexually pure. Such is the general assumption within the Catholic Church. A sexual advance made by "a man of God" is thus extremely disillusioning to the child, who is often highly religious and trusting of this highly esteemed adult. The male victim is apt to have been an alter boy; the female victim, a vulnerable girl who has gone to the priest for personal counseling. As a predator, the priest takes advantage of the vulnerability of the child or youth. Typically one priest has multiple victims. Reports from adult survivors of priest and other clergy abuse indicate a high rate of trauma among the survivors…
Read complete article - by Katherine van Wormer, MSSW, Ph.D. – Psychology Today

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Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Protect children and the entire world will be safe.

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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