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15-10-2011, 02:46 AM
A massive step forward for the US
Just seen this article on BBC news. Apparently a Catholic bishop has been charged with attempting to cover up suspected child abuse within his diocese. This is the first time that this has happened in the US. He has been charged with aiding and abetting the distribution of child pornography as the allegations focus around indecent images found on a priest's computer.

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15-10-2011, 05:22 AM
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Why do Catholic priests go berserk for young kids when they are in USA? What's up with that? I do not see so many accusations, if any, in the rest of the world, but Catholic priests in USA, they are all pedophiles, it appears. What's the connection?

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15-10-2011, 05:40 AM
RE: A massive step forward for the US
(15-10-2011 05:22 AM)Filox Wrote:  Why do Catholic priests go berserk for young kids when they are in USA? What's up with that? I do not see so many accusations, if any, in the rest of the world, but Catholic priests in USA, they are all pedophiles, it appears. What's the connection?

There is plenty of abuse in the rest of the world but it's either went largly unreported, ignored or covered up. It's such ashame because these abused kids deserve justice.
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15-10-2011, 10:28 AM
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Some, both catholic and Anglican, have been reported and prosecuted in Canada. One problem is that most victims say nothing until years later.
I've heard of some egregious cases in Italy, covered up by reassigning the perp to a different diocese and intimidation of the victims to silence.

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15-10-2011, 12:13 PM (This post was last modified: 15-10-2011 01:03 PM by defacto7.)
RE: A massive step forward for the US
(15-10-2011 05:22 AM)Filox Wrote:  Why do Catholic priests go berserk for young kids when they are in USA? What's up with that? I do not see so many accusations, if any, in the rest of the world, but Catholic priests in USA, they are all pedophiles, it appears. What's the connection?

Hi Filox,

No, It is huge in Germany and Ireland... massive...and in their news a lot. There are also major reports in Spain and some in Italy. it's a Catholic thing in general. Let's not overlook what has been surfacing in other religious circles as well, but the Catholics everywhere are big on the pedo circuit.

I'll see what I can look up but it's easily searched.
Here's the short list:

Ireland
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan...NTCMP=SRCH

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug...gal-report

The Netherlands
http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-...se-scandal

Brazil
http://www.smh.com.au/world/catholic-chu...-qcwl.html

Belgiium
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10403961

Germany
http://richarddawkins.net/articles/5055-...se-scandal

Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Malta, Spain, and Brazil all have Catholic child abuse issues.

Ooops, forgot Canada

Ooops, and Africa, many places.

How about the rape of Nuns....
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...88261.html

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15-10-2011, 07:43 PM
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What`s with these people seriously?

And the saddest part of this tale is that the amount of money being payed out is paltry compared to the amount of money they rake in every month even. Why is it that the Catholic church is the group responsible for doling out whatever they deem fair? Let's have it all, I mean really what are they doing with it? The amount of money they have control over, just in cash money would be enough to feed the world, let alone what they control in business and property. Besides isn't giving what you can to the needy in the damned bible anyways? funny how slow they are to recite those passages when it's their money they are talking about isn't it?

Fucking people. I'm gonna start molesting priests and see how they like it.

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19-10-2011, 01:19 PM
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Born and raised in Italy, I was baptized catholic. Heck, I was baptized in St. peter in Rome (not by the Pope though. He was busy that day).

Growing up, the adults all made jokes about their local priest and the altar boys. It was basically a cliche. Naturally, I had no personal experiences in the matter but the other cliche about parish priests is that they are drunks and that they visit parishioners mostly in order to raid their liquor cabinet.
That one was true in my case. Once the priest left hour house and some of the neighbors found him and his car in a ditch not far from my home.

While that doesn't prove he was also a pedophile (he very likely wasn't), there have always been jokes, innuendos, etc. about priests and altar boys and whenever a priest was transferred somewhere else the first thing out of the menfolk mouths was something along the line of molesting the altar boys.

Personal experiences aside, just recently there have been many controversies in Germany, Ireland, Spain and other countries that make it clear this has been far from a US only phenomenon.
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23-10-2011, 10:50 PM
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(19-10-2011 01:19 PM)cconti Wrote:  Born and raised in Italy, I was baptized catholic. Heck, I was baptized in St. peter in Rome (not by the Pope though. He was busy that day).

Growing up, the adults all made jokes about their local priest and the altar boys. It was basically a cliche.

It makes me wonder why people would make jokes about this sort of behavior and not be serious enough to speak up. Traditional humor usually rises from some underlying of truth. Maybe they can't take it seriously because they know it's a dead end. Maybe joking about it eases the pain of knowing it is real or maybe it lessens the pain of real victims.

I also wonder if Italian preists know they are being made fun of?

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23-10-2011, 11:18 PM
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Was looking for an excuse to post this somewhere. I'm not certain how much press it got.
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23-10-2011, 11:30 PM (This post was last modified: 23-10-2011 11:43 PM by defacto7.)
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(23-10-2011 11:18 PM)kim Wrote:  Was looking for an excuse to post this somewhere. I'm not certain how much press it got.
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That is absolutely, incredibly wonderful news. The best thing I've heard in a long time!!! As far as I know, they do have the authority to do this too. They are sovereign.

Who's going to step up next?

I think you should SHOUT this post! If you don't I may.

TOO LATE!

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