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Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Catholic clergy sexually abused Illinois kids far more often than church acknowledged, state finds

An Illinois attorney general’s office investigation released Tuesday found that 451 Catholic clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children in the state over a nearly 70-year period, which was more than four times the 103 individuals the church named when the state began its review in 2018 ...

Pope Francis won't make the changes necessary to keep children safe ... allowing women to be priests ... allowing married men to be priests ... making priests mandated reporters of sex abuse.

Instead, the church spends millions lobbying against the relxation of statutes of limitation on sex abuse crimes (Catholic Church spent $10.6 million to lobby against legislation that would benefit victims of child sex abuse), and hides assets from victims (Catholic Church Shields $2 Billion in Assets to Limit Abuse Payouts).

The Pope won't make the changes to stop abuse because the present situation of a priesthood that is corrupted works for him ... where half the priests are sexually active despite vows of celibacy and chastity (Celibacy advances the priesthood's culture of compromised truths) ... where a large percentage of priests are self-loathing gay men (The Gay Church: Thousands of priests are closeted, and the Vatican’s failure to reckon with their sexuality has created a crisis for Catholicism).

I don't understand why people stay in this church.


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