A commission that was set up to investigate sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy in Ireland is about ready to release the report it has compiled on its findings. And it's not going to be pleasant reading. Many children have suffered a great deal. You can read an article on the report in English here or in Norwegian here.
The children suffering under the predatory activities of these men have to a great extent been the abandoned children of unmarried mothers and the children of families too poor to keep them, so that they have been sent away to institutions, where a great deal of sexual abuse and torture has taken place.
A further fact
It is the fault of the Catholic Church that its priests rape and otherwise molest children. The reason for all this abuse is the disgusting vow of celibacy that Catholic priests are forced to submit to. All the more repulsive since it stems from greed and a desire to accumulate material goods.
Men will fuck. It is unnatural for a healthy human male to not fuck. Yes, there are exceptions, but they are few and far between. Men will fuck and what they fuck depends on what's available. What did Kinsey find out about men who had had sex with animals? That almost all of them have grown up on farms. Farmboys fuck what's available to them, and so do Catholic priests. I don't understand how anyone could expect anything else.
Yet another fact
It is because of the Catholic Church that Ireland still clings to its outdated and misogynistic ban on abortion. Which doesn't really prevent at least some Irish women from getting abortions. But.
My very nasty thought
How incredibly convenient for Catholic clergy in Ireland that the law their church fights so assiduously to preserve guarantees a steady supply of unwanted children to fill up the (apparently) poorly supervised institutions that the church so kindly runs.
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