this is it people. The first and last time the blog will address it.
whatever I would say here would be misconstrued (probably deliberately)as justifying the behavior. No way on earth but I don’t need to explain that and I don’t need my words misconstrued either.
When the attackers condemn ALL sorts of immoral behavior with the same tenacity then we can talk.
Celibacy has nothing to do with pedophilia or homosexual behavior .Had they been married priests it wouldn’t have changed a thing. Marriage does not stop pedophilia or homosexual behavior. If a priest is going to break one vow chances are he’s going to break another. Married men may become priests in the Eastern Catholic Church.
IT’S NOT ABOUT CATHOLIC PRIESTS
FACT: Catholic priests abuse at a rate far lower than that of other males in the general population.
THE GRAND CONSPIRACY THAT WASN’T
FACT: You would never know it from the media’s lurid and obsessive coverage, but the vast bulk of reported cases of abuse stem only from a historical anomaly, as most allegations occurred during only a small sliver of time during the Sexual Revolution from the 1960s to the early 1980s. And despite media suggestions of dark conspiracies and cover-ups, the Church – like every other institution at the time – simply followed the then-prevailing view of experts in the field that offenders could be successfully rehabilitated and sent accused priests off for treatment, rather than reporting them to police, which resulted in a temporary spike in recidivism.
THE REAL NEWS: CURRENT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST CATHOLIC PRIESTS ARE EXTREMELY RARE
FACT: Almost all accusations against Catholic priests date from many decades ago, and indeed nearly half of all abuse accusations concern priests who are already long dead. In a body of 77 million people, contemporaneous accusations of abuse against Catholic clergy in the United States are very rare, recently averaging only 8 allegations deemed “credible” by review boards each year.
THE STORY THE MEDIA WON’T REPORT: THE EPIDEMIC OF ABUSE AND COVER-UPS GOING ON TODAY IN OUR OWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FACT: The incidence of sexual abuse by teachers in public schools today has been estimated to be “more than 100 times” that by Catholic priests, and there is alarming evidence of school officials covering up abuse and failing to report suspected cases to authorities. Yet the mainstream media has largely ignored this shocking story while still rehashing decades-old allegations of abuse by Catholic priests.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TODAY: A MODEL FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
FACT: The Catholic Church is likely the safest environment for children today.
Source read entire article:http://www.themediareport.com/fast-facts/
There it is. All i have to say on the subject.I bump into it a lot on twitter (and the internet in general)from people who will use it to attack the Church. Nothing to do with the victims.More often than not the articles are usually accompanied by an evil picture of CardinalRatzinger(Pope Emeritus Benedict the XVI)with glowing red demonic eyes. Not very original and definitely nothing like the gentle theologian.I’m not defending the criminals but i don’t intend to say another word either.
As far as this blog is concerned,case closed.
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday. Hope you made it to Mass,spent time with family, weather was decent. I really enjoyed this weekend. Two days of peace and quiet.Tomorrow that will all be over with. C’est la vie?
We’ll be back to post about the Crusades and on the new blog we’re going to chat about Humanae Vitae.I have to call it a night. Legs are killing me.Haven’t spent 5 minutes working on the statue of Our Blessed Mother. It’s a good time to pull the plug here and roll.
After you read the entry about the Crusades like to hear your thoughts.Good night everyone! God Bless.
The First Crusade was called in 1095 by Pope Urban II. He proclaims the cause as follows,
The Muslims had invaded the lands of those Christians and has depopulated them by the sword, pillage and fire; it has led away a part of the captives into its own country, and a part it has destroyed by cruel tortures; it has either entirely destroyed the churches of God or appropriated them for the rites of its own religion. They destroy the altars, after having defiled them with their uncleanness. They circumcise the Christians, and the blood of the circumcision they either spread upon the altars or pour into the vases of the baptismal font. When they wish to torture people by a base death, they perforate their navels, and dragging forth the extremity of the intestines, bind it to a stake; then with flogging they lead the victim around until the viscera having gushed forth the victim falls prostrate upon the ground. Others they bind to a post and pierce with arrows. Others they compel to extend their necks and then, attacking them with naked swords, attempt to cut through the neck with a single blow. What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The kingdom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of territory so vast in extent that it can not be traversed in a march of two months. On whom therefore is the labor of avenging these wrongs and of recovering this territory incumbent, if not upon you? You, upon whom above other nations God has conferred remarkable glory in arms, great courage, bodily activity, and strength to humble the hairy scalp of those who resist you.
Sound like they’re contributing to beautiful art,music,the sciences or math?
Were it not for the Crusades Spain,Italy and all of Europe would be under Muslim control.We would be facing a wide swath of Islamic states today. A Caliphate perhaps?Not that they wouldn’t want one now. Let’s talk about these ‘terrible’ Crusades during the week.Part II Monday.