Pages

Jump to bottom

8 comments

1 researchok  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 5:59:58pm
Other victims on Friday criticised the church's internal handling of abuse, including moving pedophile priests from parish to parish.

Mairead Ashcroft told the inquiry she was abused as a child by Brother Bernard Hartman and had even received a letter of apology from him, but the church later said there was no record of her complaint.

She has spent years suffering post-traumatic stress and fearing her experience as a sex abuse victim would change her.

"I believed that I would grow up to be an abuser," she said.

This is a reality that rarely gets spoken of.

The long term damage- living in fear of what might be, even if it never comes to pass- cannot be measured.

A perpetual PTSD.

Good find- and important.

2 Ziggy Standard  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:23:20pm

re: #1 researchok

It's just awful. On top of everything else the girl has to deal with the idea that she'll be viewed suspiciously as a result. I find that sort of scenario (where the victim becomes a perpetrator) hard to credit anyway (but I'm not an expert and havent seen any data - just aware that's it's a commonly encountered notion). Personally, I would think that the last thing a victim of child rape would do would be to become a child rapist themselves.

Check this out:

[Link: old.richarddawkins.net...]

In a widely watched televised debate – which led to ongoing debate over the winner – Cardinal Pell said "the little Jewish people" were shepherds who lacked intellectual development.

"I've got a great admiration for the Jews but we don't need to exaggerate their contribution in their early days," he said on ABC television. "They weren't intellectually the equal of [the Egyptians or Persians] – intellectually, morally ... The poor – the little Jewish people, they were originally shepherds. They were stuck. They're still stuck between these great powers."

For anyone who still doubts that sowing the seeds of religion in pools of ignorance isn't a matter of policy - that's exactly how Pell thinks it's always been and it's all good as far as he's concerned.

Not even mentioning the awesome foot-in-mouthery (if one is being generous) about the holocaust that comes next...

3 researchok  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:30:53pm

re: #2 Ayeless in Ghazi

His next posting will probably be Antarctica.

//

What a dimwit.

This guy does more to give religion a bad name than do the pedophiles. They are broken and dysfunctional.

The Church hierarchic organization (of the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil variety) which makes room for and accommodation these misfits do so out of choice- not compulsion. Is it any wonder so many misfits are drawn to the place which cover for them, a place which denies the problems?

Tragedy upon tragedy upon tragedy.

4 Ziggy Standard  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:39:06pm

re: #3 researchok

Yep it's really no surprise at all that organisations that exhibit sociopathic tendencies will attract actual sociopaths.

The catholic church has been shamelessly glib at best all the way through this.

5 researchok  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:04:46pm

re: #4 Ayeless in Ghazi

I don't believe anyone can argue the institution of the Church is not dysfunctional (a mild way of saying 'broken'.)

I do believe the major push back from many Catholics comes from the idea that critics of the Church is by default a criticism of the believers of their faith. All too often there is not an attempt to distinguish the two- and hence the push back.

Now, you and I have differing views of faith. However in no way do I believe either one of us would saddle the excesses of the movement or even individuals with the vast majority of people on either side of the that fence.

From where I stand, deeds always supersede creed- be that creed of religious or non religious origins.

And is the case more often than not, creed is the real problem. I don't give a damn what anyone believes- his or her behavior will speak to their morality more eloquently than any creed he may subscribe to.

6 Destro  Sun, Nov 25, 2012 4:23:01am

I think we can find examples of this in all religions.

7 kirkspencer  Sun, Nov 25, 2012 4:33:21pm

re: #6 Destro

I think we can find examples of this in all religions.

Then show examples from all religions.

8 Destro  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 7:13:17am
[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Child sex abuse scandals roil Australia’s Jewish community

News of another scandal at a Melbourne Jewish organization comes days after Australia’s PM calls for a royal commission of inquiry into the ‘insidious evil acts’ of institutional child sexual abuse across religious denominations.

Protestants are not technically another religion from Catholicism, just another Christian sect but here goes:

[Link: www.insurancejournal.com...]

Report: Protestant Church Insurers Handle 260 Sex Abuse Cases a Year

Here is another:

[Link: www.arabnews.com...]

Indian guru in custody over sex abuse charges

and here:

Canada Muslim Imam Molests 5 Kids - mosque sex abuse child


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Same-Sex Marriage Laws Linked to Fewer Youth Suicide Attempts, New Study Says The researchers found that suicide attempts by high school students decreased by 7 percent in states after they passed laws to legalize same-sex marriage, before the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. Among LGB high school students, the ...
Tarkloon
1 hour, 22 minutes ago
Views: 48 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Today in Weather & Climate: California Flood Emergency Edition (Monday, February 20th)It pays to be ready for the worst. Here's what is causing so much concern: If the atmospheric river stalls, there could be up to a foot of rain in a span of about 36 hours over places that are ...
Unshaken Defiance
8 hours, 56 minutes ago
Views: 154 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
‘Not Just a Series of Genital Acts’: The Woman Who Revolutionized Sex Education "Sex involves something you are, not just something you do," Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone told the Albuquerque Journal in 1967. The frank, former medical director of Planned Parenthood and founder of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the ...
Birth Control Works
11 hours, 11 minutes ago
Views: 127 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Fetus Funerals: The Dystopian New Turn in the Fight Against Abortion Rights Two years ago, Denee, a 39-year-old mother of two, was in a car accident. She was pregnant at the time, and at the hospital, staff informed her that the child she was carrying no longer had a heartbeat. Devastated, ...
Birth Control Works
11 hours, 13 minutes ago
Views: 162 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Letters From Women Pleading for Abortion, Sent in 1917, Mirror Emails Sent Today In the early 1900s, desperate American women wrote letters to the founder of Planned Parenthood begging for help with unwanted pregnancies. A century later, they're sending eerily similar messages to an international abortion-by-mail service. "I'm in the family way ...
Birth Control Works
11 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 135 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Our Miserable 21st Century Yes, things are very different indeed these days in the “real America” outside the bubble. In fact, things have been going badly wrong in America since the beginning of the 21st century. It turns out that the year 2000 ...
Birth Control Works
12 hours, 29 minutes ago
Views: 178 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
It’s Official: Trump Wants to Kill PBS and the NEA Confirming what many have feared for months, the White House budget office has included both the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on a drafted list of programs to be put on ...
Birth Control Works
12 hours, 32 minutes ago
Views: 217 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
37 Politicians Get a Mural Dedicated to Their Most Shameful Comments About Women - Creators Artists Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank collected shockingly ignorant quotes from Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and more, and put them on a wall for all to see. During the 2016 presidential campaign, audio surfaced of then-presidential hopeful Donald J. ...
Birth Control Works
12 hours, 53 minutes ago
Views: 278 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
AAAS Chief Puts Weight Behind Protest March Rush Holt says that the concern among US scientists has gone well beyond the usual uncertainty that comes with a change in the Oval Office. "It is partly because of the previous statements of the president and his appointees ...
Tarkloon
14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Views: 308 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
White House Confirms Adviser Reassigned After Disagreeing With Trump Brook no dissent, allow no criticism, at the new lower case white house thin skin is in! West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN)A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a ...
Tarkloon
15 hours, 1 minute ago
Views: 149 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0