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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-05 03:50 AM
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Proposition: One reason the bishops responded so poorly
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to cases of sexual abuse by priests is that all their training was based on significant misunderstanding of normal sexuality. If you're taught that the normal , healthy and holy urges of a married couple are sinful and that women are the gateway to the devil, how could you understand the full impact of pedophilia? No wonder these guys all reacted like a deer in the headlights.
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  -Proposition: One reason the bishops responded so poorly hedgehog  Apr-15-05 03:50 AM   #0 
  - I think that's a bit of a stereotype...  regnaD kciN   Apr-15-05 05:43 AM   #1 
  - That's not it at all  AngryOldDem   Apr-15-05 04:23 PM   #2 
  - I agree with you, Angry Old Dem,..and I think the CYA aspect..  Princess Turandot   Apr-15-05 06:14 PM   #3 
     - Some other points  AngryOldDem   Apr-15-05 08:00 PM   #5 
     - You may have misunderstood by reference to money..  Princess Turandot   Apr-15-05 08:32 PM   #6 
     - Speaking of "the NAMBLA guy," a journalist who read his entire file  DemBones DemBones   Apr-15-05 09:24 PM   #7 
        - Sorry..  Princess Turandot   Apr-15-05 10:51 PM   #10 
           - I'm not defending Shanley, nor do I think the journalist is.  DemBones DemBones   Apr-15-05 11:53 PM   #13 
              - And I'm not referring to the court case..  Princess Turandot   Apr-16-05 11:45 AM   #17 
              - Could have fooled me  AngryOldDem   Apr-16-05 05:05 PM   #23 
  - Do you really believe that's what they're taught?  Tinoire   Apr-15-05 07:51 PM   #4 
  - Absolutely! The media drove the "pedophile priests" scandal and  DemBones DemBones   Apr-15-05 10:10 PM   #8 
  - Whenever I see that argument  AngryOldDem   Apr-16-05 04:54 PM   #22 
  - Look at the reply above about how the current crop of bishops  hedgehog   Apr-16-05 12:19 PM   #19 
     - The bottom line still is,  AngryOldDem   Apr-16-05 05:12 PM   #24 
        - Wow - that is so not what I said  hedgehog   Apr-16-05 08:37 PM   #26 
           - We're talking past each other  AngryOldDem   Apr-17-05 02:36 PM   #31 
  - The problem, IMO, was one of forgiveness.  Xithras   Apr-15-05 10:45 PM   #9 
  - I heard this discussed by the media..  Princess Turandot   Apr-15-05 11:08 PM   #11 
  - I have to disagree...something fundamental HAS changed.  Xithras   Apr-15-05 11:49 PM   #12 
     - I agree that it is theologically problematic.  DemBones DemBones   Apr-16-05 12:06 AM   #14 
     - Yes, there might be some that are sincerely repentant...  regnaD kciN   Apr-16-05 02:46 AM   #15 
     - I believe that confession without repentence is meaningless..  Princess Turandot   Apr-16-05 12:00 PM   #18 
  - I have to disagree with this, doctrinally  Maeve   Apr-16-05 12:58 PM   #21 
  - Is this the "seal of confession" aspect?  AngryOldDem   Apr-16-05 05:19 PM   #25 
  - Human sexuality was poorly understood, in general  Cuban_Liberal   Apr-16-05 06:56 AM   #16 
  - Short version- so many of these guys were taught in the 40's and  hedgehog   Apr-16-05 12:20 PM   #20 
     - For those who blame the problem on celibacy ,  hedgehog   Apr-16-05 08:47 PM   #27 
        - Actually, the Church's position on sex within marriage is not that narrow  Cuban_Liberal   Apr-16-05 09:21 PM   #28 
           - Agreed - that is the actual position - but you wouldn't know it if  hedgehog   Apr-16-05 09:31 PM   #29 
              - I harbor the same fears  Padraig18   Apr-17-05 07:17 AM   #30 
                 - Me three  AngryOldDem   Apr-17-05 02:43 PM   #32 

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