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LINK Archbishop’s computer contained over 100,000 child porn files | Michael Stone

Wonder how parishioners feel about where their religious donations went to...

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And they still have not run out of money paying claims.

Marine Level 8 Feb 5, 2019

I'd say not running out of money to pay for lawsuits is sort of a good thing... even though it would be much better if they didn't do the whole sexually abuse children and cover it up kind of thing altogether.

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Old news, he has since died.

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I’d be OK with it if all he did was watch and use it. If he took the pics or used them for ideas in real children, hanging drawing and quartering would be letting him off easy. Not that I would ever endorse such a barbaric punishment. Priests are people with needs like everyone else.

Detritus Level 6 Dec 27, 2018

It is doubtful such a collection coudl be gathered without purchsing some (and probably most) of them. The reson why it is illegal to own such photos is because the selling of such photos supports the exploitation of children and makes it profitable to do s... and as long asit is profitable, then children will be victimized and exploited.

I must say I wouldn't be ok if he watched and used it.

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He died before he could be brought to justice - is that another case of covering up the tracks? Are the abused suing the church for damages? The church's secreting him away is IMO an admission of their after the fact participation and the church should be prosecuted for that behaviour..

FrayedBear Level 9 Dec 25, 2018
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"House arrest at the Vatican".....sounds like house arrest at a luxury resort! Convenient, though...since all he needs to do is go to confession, rattle his beats, strike his breast and.....BINGO. All's forgiven!

BASTARD!

LucyLoohoo Level 8 Dec 25, 2018

Yes, I am of the opinion that secret confession and forgiveness enables "sin", but that I think is the idea. They make a person freel gulty, give them an easy way out, knwoing gull well that the person will sin again, and they become addicted to an easy way to feel better about themselves, without ever makign any real changes in their lives for the better. The guitl does help them get donations though.

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He is a reason why there should be a hell to rot in.

Rob1948 Level 7 Dec 25, 2018
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Horrifying and sadly, not surprising.

LiterateHiker Level 8 Dec 25, 2018
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its becoming faster to post who is not in the cat lick priesthoods to pursue there pedophile sex acts

I think religion, and not just Catholicism's view of homosexuality is the root lie here. Many go into the Priesthood to try to control very normal urges of their sexual orientation and because we are sexual beings they can't do it. Many of them were also abused and that led SOME to their pedafile behavior

@drbubba i feel that this approach negates any personal responsibility for actions. I am sure that people take holy orders as a vocation rather than as a deterrent to their sexual orientation. Abusing because you were abused is not a sufficient cause to perpetuate such behaviour, especially on those unable to respond in a considered and mature manner. I am sure if it was suggested that an abused child were a paedophile, they would be outraged.

@Geoffrey51 Totally get that and being that I have been treating abuse victims for 25 years I assure you it is a complex topic. The law says that for it to be abuse there has to be more than six years difference in age AND children who were abused do start to abuse before they turn 18, and children do abuse other children, but we see it differently and in many ways it is not. Bully's also get away with bullying because they are children and continue to do it. Sexual abuse spans every religion, every race, every socioeconomic status, culture, country and every gender. Sexual violence is one of the most pervasive problems in existence. I assure you the Catholic Church is not the only religion sweeping this shit under the rug. People who abuse do not automatically become abusers. Our treatment (clinical) of abuse victims and or pedophiles is horrific in the world, we are in the dark ages so the cycles continue. It is also an addiction, a vile one, one of the worst. Sex addiction is not about sex, it is about power and control. Sexual orientation can be driven towards one sex or another depending on history of abuse, a conditioning so to speak. This is an extremely complex and a sensitive one. Part of the problem is no one is willing to look at it closely enough to really understand it because it is so horrific.

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