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Pope Francis takes action against pedophile and sexually abusive clergy Comments

Pope Francis has made a powerful and decisive move to crack down on pedophile priests and to heal the wounds of victims. Saying the Church must act "with determination" Francis has told the bishops of the Church that they are to take specific steps. Continue Reading

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  1. CL Campbell
    1 year ago

    To assume that being homosexual somehow makes one an abuser of young boys is ridiculous. Child sexual abusers have only one sexual preference..and that is children!!

  2. DLL
    1 year ago

    Morality has become an abusive and restrictive teaching and that is the problem. The Church must teach the Catechisim of the Catholic Church to every single member of the Holy Catholic Church. Then morality will be known to be what it was meant to be and that is a social freedom from all sin. Sin restricts all human freedom. Moral teaching is the responsibility of everyone not just the Pope and the Bishops. The Cardinals gave us the teachings of the Catechism,we must all read it and teach it to all the children of the Church. Ignorance is not bliss it spells catastrophe. Immoral sexuality is a catastrophe for everyone.

  3. Nancy J. Murphy
    1 year ago

    We fervently pray that all bishops here in the United States will NOW promptly and obediently excommunicate and deny the Host to those in political power such as our senators, representatives, federal judges, the secretary of Health and Human Services and others who claim to be Catholics.

  4. Linda Cacpal
    1 year ago

    As if he were the first Pope to do this?! Where have your reporters been during the time of Benedict XVI? Where have you been during his time as Prefect of the CDF? Really!

  5. Gabriella
    1 year ago

    As I see it, some priests do not spend enough time in front of the Blessed Sacrament to ask for graces to serve the Lord obediently. Anyone who harms children in any way is a servant of the devil and not God. We, ordinary faithful, need to spend some time, daily, with the Lord, to fend off temptations - and there are many - and so priests, with their God-given mission, need to do it even more frequently - the only way to stand firm against the master of all lies.
    The clergy need our prayers and we need theirs.

  6. Doug
    1 year ago

    What about the actions of the Bishops and Archbishops that have tolerated and hidden deviant priests for decades? Are they to simply fade away with no punishment for their deeds? They are as culpable as the priests they help to conceal.

    The statute of limitations has ended in the civil arena and there is little local or state governments can do, but I don't recall reading anything about similar limitations when applied by the Church.

  7. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    Dear Holy Father,

    I hope I speak for all those who were allegedly abused.

    We forgive our holy and beloved Priests.

    Please, let's move forward.

    And please, do not allow homosexuals to enter the Priesthood.

    This may alleviate many of our problems?

    God bless.

  8. vance
    1 year ago

    The Zero Tolerance rule was the first big step. But the USCCB needs to take it a step further and block out any homosexuals who attempt to enter the priesthood. They are the problem. Most of what I read about sex abuse cases involved teenaged boys. This is clearly homosexual behavior. Homosexuals don't belong in the priesthood.

  9. michael
    1 year ago

    Once more the focus is on priests as culprits. The Dallas Charter was a disaster and was not even implemented in Lincoln, NE, best diocese in the U.S.A. The zero tolerance only applies to priests and they are considered guilty just because of an accusation. They are removed immediately. If the charge is found to lack merit or is false, how can a priest return to his parish? But what about the bishops? Lest than 2% of priests in decades past were classified as offenders, and that in various ways, from the horror of sexual abuse of minors to the showing of tremendous immaturity. But, on the other hand, 60% of bishops were involved in moving some of these priests around or sheltering them, for all intensive purposes. Yet there is no policy in place for them. In short, priests were sold out in Dallas in 2002.

  10. Celia
    1 year ago

    It's about time the church take action & keep our children & society safe from these sick souls.
    Good work Pope Francis.

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