Hermi, who cares about physco therapy or treatment. YOU CALL THE POLICE WHEN A CRIME IS COMMITTED! Period!<quoted text>I got into working with sex offenders in the 80's. Yopu are correct.The state of treatment was horribly misguided and off track. Offenders were either taken at their word that they would stop or sent into psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is and remains totally ineffective with sex offenders. We had to fight with a very well known psychiatric institute to try to start sex offender treatment at our institution.They said standard treatment would be sufficient. We traveled to Massachusettes to talk to a man named Nick Groth, who was a pioneer in sopecialized sex offender treatment in those days. From there to see Fay Honey Knopp etc and we started a program.For adolescents. Specialized sex offender treatment can be effective.
My point is the Church did what others were doing during that time frame.
What is most important is what they are doing in the present. Hopefully they are using the top of the line treatment. Hopefully the culture of denial where it existed is being corrected.
During that time period! Anytime period in the past if a man molested or raped a woman the police were called. They didn't call a pychiatrist.
More BS! excuses especially for the LIEING, DECEIVING and COVERING UP of these FELONY CRIMES by the BISHOPS.
There is no EXCUSE for criiminal behavior.
Nearly 3 Billion dollars paid out so far for criminal behavior by catholic clergy. The money that was not covered by insurance was paid for by you and all other catholics who put money on the collection plates, nothing from the actually molestors or lieing Bishops who created this mess in the first place.
1700 years of sexual abuse by catholic clergy, and that is all you got?