Well they are all men now but the one who became a priest testified at a trail of a bishop he was one of many who did.<quoted text>Why would those young men want to be priests if they in fact were molested by a priest when they were altar boys? Of course you can't answer that question.I don't understand why they tell you of their desire to be priests,knowing that they were once sexually assaulted by a priest.The other factor is that WHEN were these boys assaulted? After mass,before mass? It is beyond us to figure these things out.
It is a dasterly criminal act by men who claim to be shepherds of Christ's flock.Such strong emotions to deceive children and to guide them at the same time to the Lord,is a disparity of justice. Whether a minister,priest or whatever.Who can figure such strong drives to both destroy and build up?
I do find it hard to believe that the priest pedophiles are a majority,and not a very small minority.Since you live in Canada,are we seeing a lot of scandal there as well?
Maybe an idea put in their head by a devoted catholic mother put the idea in a young boys head to be a priest and to please her went along with it.
If you talk to some of the children who were molested it was priest who visited a family , had dinner at their homes .
Priest invited children to stay over night at their place with the parents blessing.
One boy told a Mom that the priest molested him the Mother beat him for talking like that against a [get this] holy man.
Maybe they thought they would be among the many priest who didn't molest chlidren and for that reason want to be a priest.
I use to be a social worker Pad, I have met a lot of people in my work. Heard many stories saw many things, maybe that is why I am like I am against child abuse.
My grandson is a youth worker, he worker in half way houses with young teens. He crys alot he had to take sick leave , He may have to quite, I had to quiet also couldn't take it.
A lot of people end up hating God because of abuse that has happened to them but you and I haven't, Pad. I trust no one but I love God.
This abuse is more likely to happen in a childs home then any where else, by a close relative., and never talked about.
I have offended people Pad I know but whats that compared to what some children have suffered.
When the Pope, suppositly a man of God; gets up and makes a speech and says children abuse is excepted in some countries.
To explain away, the cover ups and lies that he him self has told to save face, I think he has lost touch with all reality all together.