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At age five, 1954, "The Bishop" (Card. Stritch) stood over me and said, "Stop babbling about what Father Horne did to you." It took me 40 years to talk about it again. Now, I babble. - ke
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

People who still bring children to Catholic events must have cataracts filtering truth from their brains

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By Kay Ebeling

Nothing has changed really. The elements that allowed the pedophile priest who got to me are all still in place, in spite of recent "reforms" done by Catholic dioceses. All the new sex education classes and screenings are for the lay teachers, the coaches.

None of the reforms can keep the kind of men who enter the priesthood to have access to children from entering the priesthood. Plus no religious orders have agreed to go along with the Dallas Charter from 2002.

The whole reason they invented altar boys was to give "celibate" priests an outlet, with medieval values of children that carried over into the Twentieth Century. Culturally children were disposable, not too many centuries back. The current Catholic Church response with reform has literally been to do as little as they can get away with.

Nothing has changed in the way priests are trained in isolation or in the unrealistic way they are forced to live - celibacy. This ability they have to live a life devoid of normal human sexual impulse - makes you believe the priest is something higher up than human.

Hah.

Secrecy is still at the core of Catholic church operations - and lies told for the greater good of the church are not sinful, even when told under oath. Read any transcript of a bishop deposition. They lie bare faced outright, while under oath.

I cannot get the image out of my mind of families with children in hand filing into St. Peter Damian Church in Bartlett last summer, the church my perpetrator Thomas Barry Horne founded outside Chicago in 1949, where two more pedophiles served on staff through the 1990s, a church named after a Saint whose main contribution was writings against "paedophilia" and other sex crimes among Catholic priests in the 11th century, St. Peter Damian.

All those people with their kids still in the pews, it's as if they have cataracts on their eyes, filtering truth from their brains. Don't they even read the news? Don't they see that the same people telling them they HAVE TO keep coming to the church are the ones perpetrating these crimes? How can anything this church does still have crediblity?

They continue to think that man in a dress blowing incense in your face and repeating hypnotic words could not possibly represent anything evil. . .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abuse by anyone, whether it be a therapist, a spouse, a minister, teacher or a police officer is wrong. Period. There is neer a justification for the misuse of one's power or role in exploiting another.

The Rodney King case showed us that SOME cops abuse their positions or are way too wired with testosterone to be cops. And yes, there are priests as well as ministers of all relisious traditions who have abused their roles.

But altar boys were not created as some sort of outlet for priests. Altar SERVERS, who can be boys or girls, or adult males and females serve a valid role in churches as ministers of the altar. They assist the priest in performing his priestly functions.

The misuse and abuse of them or anyone is simply immoral and wrong. But it is simply not true that they were 'created' to be some sort of sex outlet. That is a misunderstanding.

I fel compassion for any vicims of abuse by anyone. I hope healing comes.

city of angels lady said...

Have you been around since the 10th century? I am going by instinct, based on all the stories I read and hear, first hand accounts of how priests helped themselves to altar "servers" (Very New Name, now they rape girls too). There is almost no other explanation for it. Cite any other explanation for the creation of altar boys, dating back to medieval times?

The first hand accounts I am hearing and reading LEAD ME to feel that they were put there for the priests to use and they used them.

Sorry to offend you with what I See.

I do not like seeing it either.

Kay Ebeling


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