Thursday, April 15, 2010

Homosexual tendency & the Roman Catholic abuser-priests

Previously I have asked, "Why paedophilic abuses, of all other sexual abuses, rampant in the Roman Catholic church?"

Recently, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of State of His Holiness The Pope, Vatican, has answered the question,
"Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true...That is the problem."
He was saying that homosexuality is the cause of all the pedophilia cases in the Roman Catholic church. Later on, the Vatican Radio clarified that the Cardinal is not competent enough to make such remark on his own, but based on the data he was exposed to,
"With regard to their competency in the area of the causes of abuse of minors by priests in recent years, they refer to statistical data quoted by Mgr.Scicluna of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in an interview that addresses this issue.

According to the data, 10% of abuse cases can be classified as pedophilia in the strict sense. 90% of cases are better defined as ephebophilia (ie attraction towards adolescents). Of these, approximately 60% are reported as same-sex attraction and 30% of a heterosexual nature. Obviously this data refers to the problem of abuse by priests and not to statistics regarding the general population."
This means that, according to the data provided by Vatican itself, there is 60% prevalence of homosexual tendency among Roman Catholic priests who are reported to have committed abuse, and not the general public. Father Federico Lombardi was reported to confirmed this further by referring to "the statistics, from a March interview in a Catholic newspaper with Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's abuse prosecutor",
"...Bertone was not talking about pedophilia in society at large, nor making any medical or psychological assertions. Rather, Bertone was "evidently" referring to statistics, recently supplied by the Holy See's own prosecutor handling sex abuse allegations against clergy."

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