Saturday, July 16, 2005

Control and Power

This is an article that Massresistance, Article 8 and Rick Santorum won't be talking about. It's unfortunate that such an item even has to be published. You see it has to do with a priest being charged with indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 and performing lewd and lascivious acts on a person under 16. However, the unfortunate victim was a girl.

Massresistance is so quick to point out that all the child sexual abuse going on by the Church in Boston was because of the priests were gay and wanted "homosex". Anyone even remotely familiar with the issues of sexual predators (and how can you not with all the coverage in the Globe about what the priests did) knows that it is not about sex in the abuser's mind but about control and power. Sadly some people will never understand this.
In 1994, Murphy told Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, then leader of the Fall River Diocese and now the Boston archbishop, about her allegations and asked him to ensure that Bowen was not working with children in Bolivia. O'Malley told the Globe in 2003 that in response, he had directed the Society of St. James to prohibit Bowen from interacting with children and to remove him from all forms of ministry. But society officials said in 2003 that O'Malley had asked only that Bowen be kept away from children and that Bowen had been allowed to say Mass in public until indicted in 2002

Sadly, the sick individuals were not taken away from being around children and usually rotated to another unsuspecting parish.

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