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"You're omitting the key distinction, of course, Josh. Abusive schoolteachers get prosecuted; abusive Scoutmasters get prosecuted. Abusive priests, almost to a one, got the Catholic equivalent of golden parachutes and complete insulation from justice. And, not incidentally to this discussion, Ratzinger led the official Vatican effort to ensure that horrific acts of rape against children were treated as internal affairs of the Church--an insistence that served no possible definition of justice, but rather the Church's desire to protect its, ahem, infallibility. Simply disgusting. So yes, bring on those "vile" tweets. You and Paula, among others, will have to live with them as the price to be paid for decades of moral degradation by men with consummate power."


The priesthood was a great place to hang out if you weren't interested in being married - life if your sexual predilections were other than straight heterosexual marriage oriented. If you were gay you could be a priest and hopefully there would be other gay priests to be friends with and no one would question plus you get all the recognition and accolades that go along with being a priest. No one would question why you weren't married?

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