Here is Catholic Truth on the scandal of sex abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey, a Benedictine-run school. It is all down to those pesky homosexuals, apparently. If no-one with homosexual tendencies was in the priesthood, there would be no abuse of boys. The problem could not possibly be the requirement of celibacy, which it appears few priests manage to obey.
I love her approach to editing comments. She deleted the entire text of one, and at first put in an explanation of how offensive it was, and how the commenter had deleted her comment on his site. She deleted the comment about her driving people away from the Catholic church. She is monarch of all she surveys, or at least of her own little site. The commenter had a fair point: denied outlet for their sexual urges, the monks took the option which gave them the least chance of discovery or penalty, that is, to abuse boys. Celibacy is the problem. Or the church’s refusal to report abusers to the government authorities is the problem: Thank God for the Reformation.
Gay men disproportionately have the gifts of empathy which make an excellent pastor. I accused her of denying vocations. There are 2566 Romish parish churches in England and Wales, and the ordination of 31 priests in 2012 was a ten year high. This is clearly not enough to maintain ministry to those churches. I went to the house of the rector of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Cardiff (while chairing the local Churches Together) and he noted that while it was built in the ’60s for several priests, now he was the only one.
“Margaret Mary” denies that they have a vocation. Gay men are just too dangerous for male children in their congregations. The answer, it appears, is to ordain saints, who follow the Apostles. “Editor” then says, There ARE no other “Christian churches”. Christ founded only one. And “we” have thousands of saints, dating back 2000 years. To my challenge, she confirmed that the Orthodox = schismatic. Only her lot are proper Christian. Christ founded The Church, and I’m not in it. Margaret Mary: “outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation”…Anyone who is not a member of the visible Church on earth might not end up in Hell but if they don’t end up in Hell it’s because of the graces coming to them through the Catholic Church. So that’s me told.
She has the Answer. The first thing to do about the decades of child abuse scandals in the RC church throughout the World is to kick out all the gays. Then, we can have saints as priests, to renew the Faith.
Petrus comments, I can’t accept that God creates men or women “homosexual”. He makes us to know Him, love Him and serve Him. Homosexuality is a moral disorder. It would be impossible for God to create a human being with an inclination that could possibly lead to eternal damnation. Impossible.
Homosexuality must, therefore be either a lifestyle choice or an acquired disorder. There’s no other explanation. Except that God, and homosexuality, are not as he supposes. I wondered if he were a satirist, but it appears not.
These are people perfectly divorced from reality. You can win every argument, if you are prepared to deny anything that contradicts your position. The trouble with that is that it makes you incapable of dealing either with the child abuse scandal or the lack of vocations.