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Does the Devil cause abuse? Easier explanations are available, columnist notes

Catholic World News - March 12, 2010

Father Gabriele Amorth, the longtime exorcist of the Rome diocese, has drawn widespread attention this week for suggesting that scandals in the Church are related to the active presence of the Devil in Rome.

"Well, if you’re a hammer, every problem looks like a nail," reasons Anthony Sacramone, writing for First Things online. But the available evidence provides explanations for the scandals, without requiring any theory about Satanic activities.

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  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Mar. 14, 2010 8:35 PM ET USA

    I think this man is correct and we are dealing with the diabolical here in the corruption of innocence.

  • Posted by: Salome - Mar. 12, 2010 5:19 PM ET USA

    The enemy is never harder at work than in the sanctuary.

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