Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Deliver Us From Evil|
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
2006. Color. 103 minutes. Not rated. 16X9 Widescreen. 1.78:1 DVD screen format. Closed captioned.
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Very enlightening and well-made
Joe V | San Diego CA USA | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very eye-opening look at a serious and grim subject. I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools. Fortunately, I was not a victim; but I think there were some of my peers who were. One student left our school at the end of his freshman year and no one knew why.
In any case, the Catholic Church should have addressed this issue head on; but I suppose the number of cases were and are overwhelming. from wikipedia:
Approximately 80% of the priests involved in sexual abuse of minors were located in the United States.(4,392 priests, as Church's estimate that no more than 5,000 priests worldwide)[note 1] Although allegations of clergy sexual abuse have surfaced in several countries around the world, there have been no comprehensive studies which compare the relative incidence of sexual abuse in different areas. However, there is a general perception that the issue has been most prominent in the United States, and then in Australia, Canada and Ireland.
The number of alleged abuses increased in the 1960s, peaked in the 1970s, declined in the 1980s and by the 1990s had returned to the levels of the 1950s.
Of the 11,000 allegations reported by bishops in the John Jay study, 3300 were not investigated because the allegations were made after the accused priest had died. 6700 allegations were substantiated, leaving 1000 which could not be substantiated.
According to the John Jay report, one-third of the accusations were made in the years 2002-3. Another third of the allegations were reported between 1993 and 2001.
This whole business of "sin...repent...sin again" ... and that God will be merciful on your deathbed should be abolished. Does this mean that Stalin and Hitler can get into Heaven if they were sorry for their sins, etc as they breathed their last?? Nonsense...You commit sins like this and you go to Hell.
The real eye-opener is that Fr. O'Grady didn't think he was doing anything wrong...and he even sent a letter to the Cardinal in LA informing him of his deeds.
The Church castrated choir boys in the Middle Ages so their voices would stay high. Does anyone think the institutionalized perversion ended then?