Catholic bishop has kiddie porn – BIG surprise!

I mean, after the last few decades of sexual indiscretions by officials in the RC church, can anyone be shocked by this?

What hypocricy! All will be forgiven in his confession next Sunday but the damage goes on and on and on.  Kids have suffered because of this so-called respected member of the community’s sick tastes.

If you are a practicing catholic, how the hell do you kneel in church every Sunday and listen to these perverts talk about salvation when they are so far from it?

Seriously. How do you do it? And don’t give me the line about these men being the exception to the rule. It seems that sexual deviance (and child porn is indeed a deviance) is more the rule here?

I would LOVE to have someone explain to me why these men are still held in high esteem. Anyone?

Beuller?


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4 Comments to “Catholic bishop has kiddie porn – BIG surprise!”

  1. XUP says:

    I tend to think that having a proclivity toward children is something innate like homosexuality — something some people are born with. And even though it goes against the “natural selection” thingy, many creatures other than human engage in homosexual and adult/child sexual relations. Also, modern-day childhood is much more extensive than it used to be. If girls are menstruating at 9 and 10, then theoretically they’re sexually mature — at least physically. So, once upon a time it was imperative that 10-year-olds began reproducing since their lifespan was only 20 or 30 years…and that wasn’t, surprisingly, that long ago. Of course it’s a whole different ball game now, but I was just pointing out a bit of a fallacy in your “natural selection” argument. I don’t like to compare homosexuality and pedophilia because it makes homosexual people crazy, but society used to hold the same disgust and revulsion toward homosexuals. It was also illegal, they were considered deviants, freaks — they had to form secret societies to meet and interact. Eventually, we figured out that homosexuality was just as natural as heterosexuality. And, in the same way, I think pedophilia is “natural”. The problem is that the object of their desire does not have the mental capacity/maturity to consent. And that’s a huge problem. Because while we cannot blame these men for having the desires, we can certainly never stop blaming them for acting on them and victimizing children. There are an awful lot of men who are “afflicted” with these desires. And I can totally understand why some choose to seek refuge in the priesthood, can’t you? If your sexual desires led only to children, and you were looking for a way not to ever act on those desires, wouldn’t a welcoming place with enforced celibacy seem like the place to be to help keep you under control?

  2. Bandobras says:

    Better yet he was lauded just a few days ago for allowing a settled compensation in his diocese for past priestly abuse. They were talking about how he was the first to not force victims to go through the pain of a trial. Perhaps he was hoping it would all blow over before his own problems came to light.
    I don’t know that he actually directly abused anyone himself but providing a market for this crap means some kid somewhere is being abused.
    Gosh I wonder if telling people they have to forgo sex for their entire lives might lead some of them to unusual behavior patterns.
    A pox on all the abusers and those who can do this without hurting others need to start outing instead of protecting those who are abusive.
    Fat chance of that amongst this bunch of zombie worshipers.

  3. trashee says:

    I dunno, XUP. I wonder if there has been some good research done in this area. I mean, there does seem to be a disproportionately high proportion of RC priests who are paedophiles.

    I think your point about forced celibacy has some merit. We have not yet physically evolved to the extent that the basic human urges can be easily overridden. And some men are seemingly less able than others. But what draws them to young kids in the first place? This is not a “natural” tendency since, from a natural selection perspective, mating with those too young to reproduce would do the tribe more harm than good. I think that there must be switch that is turned off for these guys that is “on” for the rest of us. My thinking is that the RC church – which endows men with the power to forgive all sins – re-enforces this behaviour through forced celibacy and the sacraments.

    Sigh. As a Dad, this stuff makes me nauseous.

  4. XUP says:

    Why does the Catholic Church persist in this celibacy farce for their leaders? Enforced celibacy combined with ritualistic, mystic spiritualism and cheap wine can never end well. My feeling though is that men with tendancies toward pedophilia are drawn toward a life like this, expecially if they’ve been raised a Catholic. Their sexual tendancies will be a burden to them growing up — they have no sexual feelings toward people their own age, they somehow understand they DO have those feelings toward inappropriately younger people, they feel guilt, they force themselves not to act upon their feelings, they sign up to be priests because then they have (or think they will have) a stronger passion and a reason for celibacy that will override their deviancy. But it doesn’t work. The sex drive is one of man’s strongest motivators. It’s interesting that many pedophiles are older men. Something must happen that these men can suppress their desires for years and years only to succumb in their 40s, 50s. 60s ++ Has time and sexual suppression fucked them up to such an extent that they lose all restraint?

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