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Irish columnist: Catholic theology causes abuse

Catholic World News - March 21, 2012

An Irish political columnist has made the charge that Catholic theology causes sexual abuse.

“Clerical sexual abuse is inevitable given the meaning system that is taught by the Catholic Church and to which many priests adhere,” writes Vincent Browne in the Irish Times. His column breaks new ground in suggesting that Catholicism is a danger to the public.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Mar. 21, 2012 8:25 PM ET USA

    If this were true, we would have had such abuse all over the place for over a millennium. What facilitated this horror is the conviction gleaned from psychiatrists and the like that celibates needed to get in touch "with their sexual nature," and that seemed to allow them to act out their fantasies. This thesis is feminist garbage.

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