Friday, May 14, 2010

Sin Inside the Church – by Rev. James Martin, S.J. – May 12, 2010 - The Huffington Post

…Story after story, not simply of abusive priests but of mendacious bishops, intransigent superiors of religious orders, and venal curial officials, seems to pour out daily. From Ireland. Germany. France. And on and on. One of my colleagues said that it reminded her of the volcano in Iceland. One never knows when another explosion will come, and when it does, it threatens to blanket all of Europe with darkness. Of course, the velocity of these reports is the result of the media's knowing a good story when they see one, perhaps even some lingering anti-Catholicism. On the other hand, they're not making this stuff up. Photo

And here is what concerns me now. Despite the fact that Scout masters, school teachers, youth ministers, and the like -- not to mention ministers, rabbis, and imams -- have all been connected with sexual abuse, the institutions of which they are members simply have not demonstrated (so far) the obtuseness, stonewalling, defensiveness, intransigence, and sinfulness that the Catholic Church has on this matter.

The institution of the church -- and here I mean the hierarchy -- particularly in its historic desire to shield itself from any and all critique by "outsiders," and its deep-seated desire to avoid "scandal," as well as the tendency of some curial officials to blame the church, made the problem of sexual abuse, which is probably just as rampant in other groups, infinitely worse. Read complete article – by Rev. James Martin, S.J. – The Huffington Post

Related links:

Benedict XVI Insidious Statement Made Against Gay Children – Marriage Equality -> Restores - Hope of Love - To Children In Early Childhood --- Fatima - AUSCHWITZ - AGAIN!!! Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – read more

Gay Catholic Priest "Coming out" 1997 - Covert Retaliation - Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Damaged Financial Situation - Car & Home & Careers - ENDA? Hate Crime? USA Prosecution? Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - read more
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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