What is it about the way the Catholic church is set up that makes it a good hiding place for pedophiles?
a lack of sex does not turn anyone into a pedophile. pedophiles tend to take jobs where they are around children, because it's an easy cover. as well, i believe the fact that priests aren't allowed to marry makes it the perfect cover for pedophiles. they join the church on purpose, first to give them access to boys, and second, nobody will question why they're not married.
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Priest accused of molestation are removed from ministry in the Catholic Church... More
Answered By: imacatholic2 - 3/6/2011
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Yes, you could say it is like, don't ask, don't tell.
Answered By: Josh3 - 3/6/2011
Under the Catholic Church's "teachings", you can just say "woops. my bad" in your head at anytime and anything wrong that you did is totally fine.
Answered By: Mister Doctor Professor Patrick - 3/6/2011
There has never been a pedophile in the Catholic Church it is all the work of Satan and his tools the Media.
Answered By: Ben A. Dick - 3/6/2011
Quite possibly. Although I think the bigger travesty is when it was revealed that in some cases the overseers of these priests knew what was going on and instead of dealing with the problem, covered it up and transferred the priests to new locations. That is sad and sinful.
Answered By: Edward the Less - 3/6/2011
You answered your own question. It was basically what I would have said.
Answered By: motivational_raven - 3/6/2011
Nice assumptions, too bad they fail when combated with fact. The VAST majority of pedophiles happen to be married, stepfathers as a matter of fact, then teachers, then nursery workers, some others, then about 1% are clergy, and about half of that catholic clergy (the other half are married). That is about the split in... More
Answered By: Eric L K - 3/6/2011
Young Catholic men who have desires they know are evil are drawn to the seminary because they hope studying will divert their attention. And as Catholicism encourages anxiety about sex, sexuality is not addressed in the seminary. So when the young men get out, they are still pedophiles except now they are in a position... More
Answered By: Sjnoring Ejverloodyr - 3/6/2011
Same thing that makes major banking institutions a good place for crooks and robbers to hide, they're "too big to fail" so there is no accountability.
Answered By: chemical_willpower - 3/6/2011
The lack of sex does cause people to exploit others sexually. That is one of the reasons God gave us marriage - as an outlet for our sexual energies. Having that pent up sexual energy with no outlet makes one behave in funny ways. If you don't think so, then why do men behave differently before and after sex, as far... More
Answered By: Jim - 3/6/2011
It's mainly because when these horrible crimes occur within the catholic church, they chose to cover it up rather than confront the issue head on. Catholicism is desperatley behind the times and seriously needs to eneter the 21st Century.
Answered By: Woody B - 3/6/2011
Catholic? None of these pedophiles are Catholic - and most of them are married, so apparently marital status has nothing to do with it! http://www.reformation.com .
Answered By: PaulCyp - 3/6/2011
celibacy, for 1 thing. Catholics more interested in the coffers, rather than the coffins they fill with abused children & adults & blind obedience to "someone else" telling you how to live as well as other people not wanting to do anything about it.
Answered By: Elizabeth - 3/6/2011
Jim is about right and that celibacy thing only became a reality... More
Answered By: Erwin Kraay - 3/6/2011
>>as well, i believe the fact that priests aren't allowed to marry makes it the perfect cover for pedophiles. they join the church on purpose, first to give them access to boys, and second, nobody will question why they're not married... More
Answered By: No chance without Chance - 3/6/2011
"the Catholic church is set up that makes it a good hiding place for pedophiles?" it's not a hiding place, it's a refuge, a safe heaven for those priest who love to touch little boys pinkie. you know that there's a convent in spain that has a lot of infant remain beneath it.
Answered By: the seeker - 3/6/2011
Most of what you said is true (though I'm not totally sure about the first), but there's another very important aspect. The Catholic church puts priests one a huge pedestal, they're supposedly these super wise and moral people with a special connection to God. But of course that's not true, they're just humans, and you... More
Answered By: Couman - 3/9/2011
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