Google “Catholic scandals” to find the scope and frequency of crimes among the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Why does such scandal happen so much with the supposed successors of Christ and the Apostles? How does celibacy among priests and nuns actually tempt them even more than married people? Why is the gospel of Rome powerless to stop the scandals?
One might wonder what remains of the glory of the Catholic priesthood in face of the worldwide scandals, and in particular those that have occurred recently in the U.S.A. For example, on July 7th 2003 under the heading “Clergy Sex Abuse: Justice Must Come for the Bishops,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “That there are Read More
“Sex, shame and the Catholic Church was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, subtitled “and new soul-searching across America.” One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed. Instead, the article focused on quoting some facts and figures, and who says what, with no reference Read More
While the USA is entangled in a Catholic sex abuse scandal similar events are being revealed in other nations. “Of all the countries where sexual-abuse revelations have scandalized the Roman Catholic Church, Ireland has been among the hardest hit. In the past decade, this predominantly Roman Catholic nation of 3.8 million people—which has exported priests Read More
“…better to marry than to burn…”: Boston and the Catholic troubles “Sex, shame and the Catholic Church” was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, the subtitle of which was “and new soul-searching across America.” One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed. Instead, the Read More