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Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

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  • Tahoemormon1970 North Salt Lake, UT
    April 12, 2014 8:32 a.m.

    This whole fiasco that surrounds the roman catholic church in shrouds, secrecy and scrutiny is why I abandoned the rc church and adopted a faith(LDS) where 'personal responsibility' isn't just a cop-out, a temporary band-aid solution, a by-word to try and excuse ecclesiastical sins and indiscretions. How can pope Francis take 'personal responsibility' for such outlandish behavior not committed on his watch? Where is pope Quitter II trying to take 'personal responsibility' for those malevolent ministers who committed their crimes under his 'personal' stewardship? Why don't both(not just one) of the living popes take responsibility for this type of conduct committed under popes JP I and II? I'm sure that it didn't just happen from pope JP I and forward, too!

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    April 12, 2014 10:40 p.m.

    Have a good friend that is a Catholic Preist, and though I'm not a Catholic he has been source of spiritual direction to me. The Catholic church is doing good things in the world.

    I think there is a real double-standard at work here when the gay community is not asked about this at all. It wasn't heterosexual preists who were abusing boys. There is a real potential for child abuse in gay marriages when the child is the same sex as the parent. It can't be the child of both partners, and there is danger that the nonparent will abuse the child. After all, it wasn't heterosexuals who started and supported the "Man-Boy Love Association." This abuse scandal should figure heavily into the time-proven fact that gays in positions of authority have abused children in their charge, whether it be the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, or school.