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German priest pleads guilty to 280 abuse charges

Catholic World News - January 13, 2012

A German priest has pleaded guilty to 280 charges of molesting young boys.

The priest, who has not been identified in public, has been suspended from ministry and faces further ecclesiastical discipline. A German news agency reported that while admitting to his guilt he showed no visible signs of remose.

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  • Posted by: edwillneff3195 - Jan. 13, 2012 10:48 PM ET USA

    All of the usual suspects (the mainstream media, our secular culture, and especially the homosexual community) will all blame this priest's sexual abuse of boys on the Catholic Church, one way or the other. They will vehemently deny that homosexuality has anything to do with it. Few will place the blame where it really is: a debased culture where self gratification rules or on the predatory behavior of this one homosexual in violation of every standard of decency including his Sacred vows.

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