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a guide for the perplexed

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 07, 2004

In the wake of the National Review Board's report on the sexual abuse crisis, many bishops professed to be mystified by the manner in which homosexuality was deemed to constitute a "risk factor." Father Richard John Neuhaus takes them through the reasoning:

Between men who want to have sex with adolescent boys and men who do not want to have sex with adolescent boys, the former are more likely to have sex with adolescent boys.

Would it help if he said it more slowly?

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  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Aug. 11, 2004 6:59 PM ET USA

    And when they come before God, will He tell them: I've been waiting for you who thought you could change the wording to My Commandments and make all kinds of excuses to not keep them, it would have been better for you if you were not born.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 09, 2004 12:46 AM ET USA

    And ... none so deaf as they who will not hear ... none so foolish as they who will not learn ... none so cowardly as they who will not change when the truth hits them like a cast iron fryer in the head.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Aug. 07, 2004 4:43 PM ET USA

    Would it help if he said it more slowly? No, Diogenes. Alas, it would not help. There being none so blind as those who will not see.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Aug. 07, 2004 3:56 PM ET USA

    Thank you, Diogenes and Father Neuhaus. Yes, say it more slowly, & say it often. Then again, maybe a picture would help, or an instructive workshop led by Shari Lewis and Lambchop. Actually, some perplexed bishops, who do not see the homosexuality risk factor, might fall in the former category themselves, which is precisely why they're so "mystified." Thank God that we do have some strong & holy bishops & cardinals, who, I pray, will lead us courageously & confront their traitorous brothers.

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