[quote=angell1;12918155why on earth did anyone think it was ok to do those things? and it doesn’t seem to be just a handful of bad apples, seems like abuse was quite common
I don’t think anyone ever thought it was OK. But it is a mystery to me that the problem seems to have “flared up” in many places within the same timeframe (but without any cross-coordination), and then it died down even before it became widely known and investigated.
why would any first nations want anything to do with a church who did this?
There are no first nations. If you think there is such a thing, please give us the name of this so-called “first nation.”
it’s hard for me to counter this. just saying, the church is full of sinners, just doesn’t seem to cut it
Everyone in the Church is a sinner. Every Saint (except our Blessed Mother) was a sinner. Every Pope is a sinner. Every Bishop is a sinner. Every priest is a sinner. Every deacon is a sinner. Every Religious Brother and Sister is a sinner. Every layperson is a sinner.
Sorry, but that’s the way it is.