Ex Pope: ‘Priests Not More Likely To Abuse Children.’

“Nor is it reassuring to know that, according to the research of sociologists, the percentage of priests are guilty of these crimes is not higher than that found in other similar professions.”

I’m guessing this is research by socialogist especially commissioned by The Vatican.

What is a similar profession ? Anglican Priest ? Scout leader ? Rabbi ?

“No”, they say,” priests are not more likely to offend. They’re just more likely get caught out and that despite the oaths of silence that we force their victims to swear!”

Incense or Smoke ?

*Cough! Cough!*

In the issues discussed so far it is a serious dialogue, for which I – as I have said repeatedly – I am grateful. The situation is different in the chapter on the priest and Catholic morality, and by still another in the chapters on Jesus As for what you say moral abuse of minors by priests, I can – as you know – just take note with deep concern . I have never tried to hide these things. That the power of evil penetrate to such an extent in the inner world of faith is for us a suffering which, on the one hand, we have to endure, while, on the other, we must at the same time, do everything possible to ensure that such cases do not repeated. Nor is it reassuring to know that, according to the research of sociologists, the percentage of priests are guilty of these crimes is not higher than that found in other similar professions. In any case, you should not submit this deviation ostentatiously as if it were a specific filth of Catholicism.

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4 responses to “Ex Pope: ‘Priests Not More Likely To Abuse Children.’

  1. Anon

    Ever heard of Adverse Selection?

  2. “according to the research of sociologists”
    I trust them as much as I trust priests.

  3. LJMT

    Quite a lot of issues here. There are distinct possibilities that the R.C. Church has been partially infiltrated by Luciferian and other dark forces; this is certainly the opinion of Malachi Martin who wrote “Windswept House”, which deals with such topics and includes ritual abuse at high level. Also of a top RC Vatican exorcist, Gabriele Amorth. And that ties in with some of the strange (sun and moon on them) robes which Jimmy Saville was pictured wearing. Ritual abuse and “sex magicke” stuff. Those on the dark side like black mass most when said by s.o. who has trained as a Catholic priest.

    Then there are questions about celibacy, and the sections of the community who can be drawn to that.

    Then once you get the fact that like tends to appoint like, and esp. gay paedo priests who select priests for training often select similar. This also happens in the Anglican Church, whereas the first two criteria less so. Thus in the C of E (which I know best), Chichester diocese was the most notorious for this, also partly because their safeguarding at the time was way below the national standard.

  4. carl jackson

    the change in the rules to allow in homosexuals was a big mistake which the church is now paying dearly for.
    as they are very promiscous