Welllll, then!

“Some say that allowing priests to get married would keep them far away from sexual abuse.”

MESSORI: Yes, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has discussed this matter at length. With the disconcerting data we have, it would not be obvious that having married priests would prevent sexual abuse.. Nearly all of the cases of sexual abuse that have been investigated as having been committed by those in consecrated life were not committed on prepubescent children but on adolescents. All of these were male. This means three things: that the problem is not pedophilia but ebophilia; this is the direct result of pederasty; therefore if we are dealing with pederasty I do not see how having a wife would have had an effect. The problem is not celibacy. The problem is that liberal spirit that reigned in the ‘80s among the clergy, and threw wide open the doors of the seminaries to more or less explicit homosexuals. The results were seen in the successive decade: scandals dealing with abuse and pedophilia. All of this has a basis in homoeroticism. It is a datum of fact, not a prejudice.”

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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to Welllll, then!

  1. Tony Jokin says:

    I think that is the kind of reply that should have been there in Scalfari’s interview. It would cause controversy for the right reasons and make those who are looking at the issue neutrally (or open to be convinced otherwise) understand the true crisis better.

  2. This means three things: that the problem is not pedophilia but ebophilia;..

    Adopting the categories of psychiatry is a major problem; who’n’the’hell can even pronounce ebophilia say nothing about define it?

    The Catholic Church ought stick to the word sodomy and, repeatedly, define it and condemn it.

    repetitio est mater studiorum.

    The Catholic Church was established to teach and convert its permanent enemy, the world; it was not established to become a dutiful student in its evil academy and to adopt its ever-shifting, ever-changing categories which always change to accommodate whatever moral evil the powers find useful in controlling the masses.

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