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  •  I can explain it, actually (6+ / 0-)

    Because most of today's hierarchy entered all-male seminaries in their early teens, and because they were taught there that abusive behaviors were the same type of "sins" as homosexuality, they believe that both types of behaviors can simply be forgiven in the confessional.

    (The good homosexual men in the clergy have been told all their adult lives that they are equivalent to pedophiles so it is very hard to get them to learn the truth.)

    But please don't write that "Catholics" ignore it. Catholics have really rejected the behaviors of the hierarchy. Problem is, they are paying financially for crimes they didn't commit.

    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

    by MrMichaelMT on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 09:20:15 AM PST

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    •  I should have said how can the People ignore it. (0+ / 0-)
    •  I hope that you are NOT.... (1+ / 0-)
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      equating homosexuality to the pedophiles in the church.  Saying that repressed homosexuals=pedophile?  I honestly hope I read that wrong.  

      •  I am absolutely NOT! (1+ / 0-)
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        I am saying that today's elderly hierarchy were told they were equivalent sins in the seminary forty and fifty years ago. And that is true! Read again! That's why they have so much trouble today with the issues they face. This is old, old Church stuff..."confess homosexuality and it will go away." It's like the crap that Michelle Bachmann's husband does.

        Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

        by MrMichaelMT on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 12:33:08 PM PST

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