You have heard only one side of this issue through the liberal media who “hate” The Church.
FACT Your child is 4 times more likely to be molested by their teacher than a priest! But they, the media, don’t report this huge problem/concern because it does not furthur their cause to build hate towards The Church.
FACT Until more recent times. The average person, parent, or Priest had no clue how to handle sexual misconduct. The average person often did nothing as they didn’t know what to do, & found it too embarassing to deal with. Bishops & priests often dealing with suspicion,s with out proof, even though horrified, they didn’t know how to “fix it”. They sent them to psychologists, counseling, and classes thinking this would help them conqure their sin. Then reassigned them to other places to get them away from the source of “temptation”. Often times they were assigned desk jobs away from the public.
FACT Most of the molestation of minors actually involved gay priests having sexual relationships with teenage boys! The gay life style is predatory towards young boys.** Of course the media would NEVER report anything negative about the gay lifestyle,**
FACT Married men have a much higher molestation rate then Catholic Priests. Compared to the general population sexual abuse is statisticly low in the Priest hood. The media have lied to you!
FACT Our whole society lacks morals and self control, while celebrating ever increasing sexual liberty which the media promotes!!! and The Church discourages at every turn.
FACT This attack on The Church has had wonderful results. Policies at every level have been enacted. We now have zero tolerance for inappropriate sexual conduct, and have immediate mandatory reporting to police & Church leadership in place. The Church is now hyper vigilant towards protecting our children. No adult is ever allowed to be alone with a child period! I had to go through ten times the training to “Protect God’s Children” to be able to volunteer for The Church, than the training I went through to have foster children living with me!
FACT Sexual abuse is always wrong, and horrible to contemplate, let alone live with. However as a survivor, I know it is possible to heal & move on and become a stronger, healthier, more forgiving, better person. We have moved beyond the shame into action to protect each other from all abuse!