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INTERVIEW WITH FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS & A NUN ON WHY THEY LEFT THE CHURCH OF ROME

Former Roman Catholic priests Richard Bennett (website: http://www.BEREANBEACON.ORG) & Bartholomew Brewer, Ph.D, author of “Pilgrimage from Rome – A Testimon…
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Should Catholic Church change its stand of banning women from being priests?

Question by Android: Should Catholic Church change its stand of banning women from being priests?
This may be the 21st century where men and women are suposed to have equality, but Catholic Church continues to ban women from becoming priests. Is the church wrong? What would Jesus have said if he were alive today? What did the Bible say about this issue?

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Answer by Carly
Jesus would be all for women priests,He’d be open minded and change with the times!

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Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2,000 Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse

Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2,000 Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by Catholic clergy burst onto the American scene in 1984. Revelations about such abuse since then have confirmed that this tragedy is not limited to the U.S. Catholic Church, nor is it a new phenomenon that grew out of so-called secularizing trends of the late twentieth century. The Doyle-Sipe-Wall report clearly demonstrates a deep-seated problem that spans the Church’s history. This collection of documents from official and unofficial sources begins its survey in 60 CE and concludes with the contemporary scandal. It reveals an institution that has tried to come to grips with this devastating internal problem from its earliest years. At times circumspect and at other times open and direct, Church leaders tried a variety of means to rein in the various violations of clerical celibacy. The sexual abuse crisis is not isolated from the questions of the celibate practice of all Catholic clergy and the moral questions that involve marriage and all human sexual behaviors. These are the main, yet unspoken, reasons why sexual abuse has been such an inflammatory and dangerous issue for the hierarchy. The Church abuse scandal of the contemporary era, rather than seen as a new challenge, is actually the catalyst for a complex process that is forcing the official Church to redefine its ideology of sexuality, its responsibility to its members and its role in society. The three distinguished authors have served as experts and consultants in over 1,000 cases of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, and have collectively spent over 70 years of official service within the church.

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Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality)

Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality)

Experts from a variety of fields join forces to show us what fuels a most horrific violation of trust–sexual abuse by priests–and how the church and church structure play a role in this abuse. This riveting work includes chapters by a former Director of the premiere U.S. facility treating clergy who are sexual offenders, by a Jesuit psychologist who authored the largest study of clergy sexual abusers ever completed, and from a Vatican correspondent explaining the issues as seen by the Vatican. This text also includes an opening chapter by Michael Rezendes, a Boston Globe investigative reporter and member of the Spotlight Team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story of sexual abuse by clergy. A statement by the Executive Director of SNAP, the national support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse, is also included.Experts from a variety of fields join forces to show us what fuels a most horrific violation of trust–sexual abuse by priests–and how the church and church structure play a role in this abuse. This riveting work includes chapters by a former Director of the premiere U.S. facility treating clergy who are sexual offenders, by a Jesuit psychologist who authored the largest study of clergy sexual abusers ever completed, and from a Vatican correspondent explaining the issues as seen by the Vatican. This text also includes an opening chapter by Michael Rezendes, a Boston Globe investigative reporter and member of the Spotlight Team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story of sexual abuse by clergy. A statement by the Executive Director of SNAP, the national support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse, is also included.

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Vatican Priests Lead Secret Double Life in Rome’s Gay Scene

A sensational cover story that says priests in Rome are leading double lives on the city’s gay scene is the latest scandal to hit the Roman Catholic Church. Alleged homosexual encounters involving three clerics are captured on camera in an undercover report by the conservative ‘Panorama’ magazine. Homosexuality is a sensitive issue for the Roman Catholic Church which regards any sexual activity outside marriage as sinful. Hence the scandal triggered by an expose entitled “Gay Priests’ Nights on the Town”. According to ‘Panorama’, owned by Italian premier and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, priests are making nocturnal trips to clubs like this. Catholic Church authorities have reacted by urging gay clerics to come out of the closet and leave the priesthood. The Rome Diocese maintains the vast majority of priests in the city are, in its words, “models of morality for all”.
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