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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:01 PM

Pope Francis acknowledges nuns were sexually abused by priests

Source: The Hill

Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that priests and bishops have been sexually assaulting nuns and said that he will continue to fight to fix the problem.

"It's a path that we've been on," Francis said on a plan home from the United Arab Emirates, per the Associated Press.

He said his predecessor, Pope Benedict, had taken action against an order in France where he said abuse of nuns had amounted to "sexual slavery" but also acknowledged that more needed to be done.

"Pope Benedict had the courage to dissolve a female congregation which was at a certain level, because this slavery of women had entered it — slavery, even to the point of sexual slavery — on the part of clerics or the founder," he said.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/428544-pope-francis-confirms-nuns-were-sexually-abused-by-priests



I'm sure he's very sorry and it won't happen again...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:15 PM

1. Sexual abuse of nuns, child molesting, homosexuality among priests. Celibacy ain't what it's cracke

Sexual abuse of nuns, child molesting, homosexuality among priests. Celibacy ain't what it's cracked up to be.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:54 PM

3. How about letting

Priests and everyone else involved get married or partner up. Would elevate a whole lot of sexual tension, yet wouldn’t get rid of perversion altogether.

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Response to richdj25 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:51 PM

6. What does being able to get married have to do with rape?

Why would "partnering up" stop rape?

Why do you think "sexual tension" is why men rape?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:15 PM

2. When you push a philosophy that degrades and demeans women this is to be expected.

nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:57 PM

4. Their entire global institution MUST be over-hauled!

An ancient patriarchy of "celibate" men (and women) is NOT working!

At a minimum, everyone gets to have a consensual adult partner. Yes, priests can marry and women can be priests. Abolish celibacy. Clean up their doctrine of shame about sex. Operate from modern day concepts and realities. Arrest all the predators, they need to be in jail.

Nuns as sex slaves!!! That is a new one for me to know of.
Stop all of this!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:05 PM

7. DITTO! DITTO!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 06:18 AM

9. Priests CAN be married

This is not Canon Law. I had a married priest once. The Orthodox allow priests to marry. It is only tradition and can easily be changed.

There will never be women priests. Even the Pope cannot change that. It is impossible.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:03 PM

5. Man, I'll bet no one saw that coming.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:04 PM

8. Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slavery


5 hours ago

Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves.

He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who were being abused by priests.

. . .

Last November, the Catholic Church's global organisation for nuns denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" that prevented them from speaking out.

Just days ago the Vatican's women's magazine, Women Church World, condemned the abuse, saying in some cases nuns were forced to abort priests' children - something Catholicism forbids.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47134033

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 09:01 AM

10. "And when these women become pregnant?"

AP News, 7-27-2018

" And when these women become pregnant?

“Mainly she has an abortion. Even more than once. And he pays for that. A religious sister has no money. A priest, yes,” she said. "

https://apnews.com/f7ec3cec9a4b46868aa584fe1c94fb28
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...oh, now I get it...

...if you're a practicing Catholic, abortion is okay for Nuns but not for you...

...that's fair...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:48 PM

11. pope photo op at it again? what about india, frankie? or all the other places where the

damned priests have abused women and children. you are "on the path"? FU.

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