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    Andres Ortiz
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    “[color=darkblue:2cqj1euu]Has the Catholic Church done enough to stop sexual abuse by priests?[/color:2cqj1euu]” is the title of a new poll at [color=red:2cqj1euu][b:2cqj1euu]CNN[/b:2cqj1euu][/color:2cqj1euu].com.

    92% of over 95,000 voters (at the time of this posting) say “no.” This is in addition to the results of survey data being released on the number of sexual abuse cases: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/02/16/church … index.html

    My question is though, what [b:2cqj1euu]can[/b:2cqj1euu] the Catholic Church do about child molesters? It’s not like we breed them. I believe the ratio of molesting priests is the same as the general public. I certainly do not condone the behavior, but in the end it comes down to the individual who makes the choice to molest a child, not the rules of an institution.

    I mean, in all fairness CNN should be asking “Has the United States government done enough to stop sexual abuse?” There’s only so much an institution can do, but it really lies within the individual. If someone is a molester then that person will molest people regardless of their victim’s sex or of their own occupation.

    Sexual abuse is an issue of power and dominating over another person – not wearing a chasuble.

    #2461

    Benedict
    Member

    I just have to point out, I go to John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    #2464

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    meaning…? <img src=” title=”Confused” />

    #2466

    Benedict
    Member

    My school did the numbers for the report. I just wanted to throw out a name. :oops:

    #2468

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Oh ok. I overlooked that detail in the report. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    So were you involved in the study?

    #2480

    Benedict
    Member

    I never heard anything about it. In fact, I only saw the article when a friend of mine sent me a link because I went to John Jay.

    #2499

    Benedict
    Member

    A press release from John Jay about what was quoted in the CNN article.

    http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/info/calen … ssRelease/

    If it is not the current one, just look through the past releases.

    #2502

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    So, once again we have media hype, eh? I guess they’ll do anything to sell a story.

    #2503

    Benedict
    Member

    I was hanging up campaign posters in the halls at school earlier tonight when I overheard the main man in charge of the project. He is turning in the final figures tomorrow morning. He just finished them minutes before and was on his way home.

    #2507

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    So then what do you think of my comments about the sexual abuse thing in my original post?

    #2515

    Benedict
    Member

    I think the only thing the Church can do is to stop the cover-ups that are happening and avoid them in the future.

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    Benedict
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