Inside Germany’s Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal

Reported on SPIEGEL ONLINE:

The Catholic Church in Germany has been shaken in recent days by revelations of a series of sexual abuse cases. Close to 100 priests and members of the laity have been suspected of abuse in recent years. After years of suppression, the wall of silence appears to be crumbling.

This is what it looks like, the document of a conspiracy: 24 pages, with appendix, in Latin, published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican. A “norma interna,” or confidential set of guidelines for all bishops, who were required to keep it a secret for all eternity, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

The guidelines, issued in the year of our Lord 1962, address a sensitive subject: sex in the confessional. The Vatican doesn’t put it quite that directly, preferring to use more guarded terminology to describe what happens when a priest leads a member of his flock astray before, during or after the confession — in other words, when he provokes a penitent “toward impure and obscene matters” through “words or signs or nods of the head (or) by touch.”

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7 Responses to Inside Germany’s Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal

  1. GoodDoktorBad February 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    The “Devil” runs the church, “God” has left the building…..

  2. bryan_85 February 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    @GoodDoktorBad you are so right. the catholic church may even be the church during the seven year tribulation in the Bible.

  3. fabian_ramos February 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    the next pope is “suppose” to be the last

  4. Bozo February 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    The devil has always run the catholic church. Satan was the founder. Any wonder why this is all happening?

  5. Bozo February 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    The devil has always run the catholic church. Satan was the founder. Any wonder why this is all happening?

  6. Snapt November 8, 2010 at 4:57 am #

    The Catholic church is the one true church. That is why it is under attack by men and the devil.

  7. Snapt November 8, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    The Catholic church is the one true church. That is why it is under attack by men and the devil.

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