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Cardinal Brandmüller: scandal reflects increased homosexual activity

January 04, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has said that the sex-abuse scandal within the Catholic Church reflects an overall trend. “The real scandal,” he told the DPA news agency, “is that the Catholic church hasn’t distinguished itself from the rest of society.” The cardinal said that the problem is primarily related to homosexual activity, noting that over 80% of clerical abuse cases involved male victims, most of them in their teens.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 06, 2019 8:36 AM ET USA

    I don't know if the results of the study commissioned by the Conference of German Bishops were as focused or incisive as the Sullins/Ruth Institute report, but Cardinal Brandmuller's statement forcefully communicates the reality. I believe it is time to destroy bridges and to build walls: destroy bridges between sin and virtue, and replace them with walls. Wage all-out, unrelenting war against sin: no compromise, no retreat, no cover up, no tolerance. It's long past time to be fully Catholic.