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Thread #164703   Message #3945055
Posted By: Rapparee
19-Aug-18 - 09:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
I don't see any way at this time to treat pedophiles so that they are "cured." A person convicted of pedophilia can, I think, only be segregated from society, given whatever treatment is available, and left in a comfortable (albeit spartan) environment. No chance to interact with children -- a life of "prayer and penance" if you will. Perhaps when they are old they can be released under supervision.

The Pennsylvania report shows that many of the offenders are dead. Such action were not unknown to the Church and I think that much of the disgust and horror of the laity and everyone stems from the Church's refusal to acknowledge these crimes and simply shunt the offender around.

Nuns are not exempt. They, too, did their share of abuse and I don't mean slapping hands. Read the reports in the Bishop Accountability website I posted earlier. And they, too, were shunted around....