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Wednesday, March 10

German Catholic sex abuse scandals draw link to pope

by blondesense liz

Oh dear. Oh dear.

What did the pope know when he was the bishop of Munich about all beatings and sexual abuse going on in his archdiocese?

PARIS (Reuters) - In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says that if anyone leads innocent children to sin, "it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."

He is going to have to answer for it. Oh but there is more. A culture of secrecy in the Vatican hides even more abuses that have been covered up from when the pope was the Vatican's top doctrinal official. Then we have tales of shocking abuse and cover ups from Ireland, Austria, The Netherlands and who knows where else.

I was never kidding or exaggerating my dear readers when I claimed that Catholic kids were abused by the clergy when I was growing up. Personally I had to deal with sadistic nuns but since those abuses were generally not of a sexual nature, although surely motivated by some deep seated sexual dysfunction, these instances don't make headlines. My male counterparts in Catholic schools had to deal with priests and even worse yet, because they were more violent, Catholic Brothers.

Let there be light!

Amen

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