This morning CNN early news brought again in the spotlight the case of those pedophile priests. More then 300 “fathers” with serious predatory allegations against kids. Is something worse than that? Let’s stick to numbers. More that 300 in Pennsylvania alone, and there are 50 US states. And my take is that the phenomena is not happening only in US. And wait, Catholicism is not the only faith worshiping God. There are Anglicans, Protestants, Christian Orthodox, and many-many sects. Are all priests with this wicked appetite migrating to Catholicism because the church protects them? Personally, I do not think so.
The church is supposing to educate and protect our souls. Instead, many pretending doing so are killing our souls; and their attack is against the most vulnerable among us, the kids. I saw a documentary where some of those abused as kids by priests, talked about their experience when they became adults. I hardly can imagine a most damaging experience. One remembered a fellow kid committing suicide. The pleasure of vicious priests suggests the lack of empathy toward the victim. Guess what? They were supposed to be understanding, compassionate and directing. They are quite the opposite, seems to me their boss is the devil. And the church does what? Cover it all, moving them from one parish to another, so, the abused and their relative and friends loose track of them.
I have two questions: