Mudcat Café message #2299686 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109821   Message #2299686
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Mar-08 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Religious freedom, or murder?
Subject: RE: BS: Religious freedom, or murder?
Well, Greg B, all I can say is that my experience of Catholic education was different from yours. In 16 years of Catholic education, I had only two teachers that I considered to be oppressive. Most of the others were remarkably good people, and most were good teachers. I didn't get the feeling of wealth or exclusivity in Catholic schools in Wisconsin, although I have to admit that the three Catholic high schools my kids attended in Sacramento had much more of a feeling of being "rich kids' schools."
In general, I have found the Catholic Church on the East and West Coast of the US, to be more conservative than what I grew up with in the Midwest. No place is immune to sex abuse, however - it's something that happens in every society and in every profession. It is especially appalling when it happens with clergy.