Over 11, alleged victims have reported their experiences to the Church, and more than 4, priests since have been credibly accused of sexually victimizing minors. The Church has paid over one billion dollars to adults who claim to have been sexually abused by priests and there is no end in sight to these lawsuits. Celibacy, homosexuality in the priesthood, the infiltration into the priesthood of secular moral relativism, too much liberalism in the Church since Vatican II, damaging rollback of Vatican II reforms by conservative prelates--all have been suggested as causes for the crisis. This book, however, begins with the premise that, because the pattern of abuse and cover-up was so similar across the world, there is something fundamentally awry with Church traditions and power structures in relationship to sexuality and sexual abuse. Specifically, in chapters on suffering and sadomasochism, bodies and gender, desire and sexuality, celibacy and homosexuality, the author concludes that aspects of the Catholic theology of sexuality set the stage for the abuse of minors and its cover-up. She balances this criticism with a discussion of the backgrounds of the bishops presiding over the crisis and the challenges they faced in their relationships with the Pope and Vatican officials.
A Journey of Poetry from an Adult Childhood Survivor of Sexual Abuse
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A former Belgian bishop recently trivialised his sexual abuse of two of his nephews by insisting he was not a paedo-criminal. The statements by the bishop provoked wide condemnation and rage. When the bishop first admitted his acts about a year ago hundreds of persons came forward claiming they had been victims of sexual abuse by priests within the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium. The media reports on the scandals involving clergy in the sexual abuse of children in several countries have highlighted an urgent child rights issue. Such incidents are not isolated: they have been widespread in all kinds of childcare institutions, whether they have been run by different religious communities, private foundations or by state or municipal authorities. Among the victims are children with disabilities, orphans and those coming from dysfunctional families.
Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
A former Benedictine priest who is now a psychotherapist, Sipe spent 25 years studying the sexual conduct of Roman Catholic priests, particularly as it is framed by mandatory celibacy. The present Читать весь отзыв. His family were observant Catholics and he attended a high school and a college run by Benedictine monks at St.
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