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A Less Tortured Look at the Holy See
from Geneva

National Review, by Kathryn Jean Lopez

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Posted By:mitzi, 5/23/2014 6:03:58 PM

I just finished reading the U.N. Committee on Torture’s concluding observations on the ongoing conversation with the Holy See released this morning. You may recall that two issues came up there earlier this month: Some suggested that the sexual abuse of minors — a clear violation of Catholic Church teaching, the antithesis of the Gospel of Christ — was akin to state-sponsored torture and that the Gospel of Life the Church teaches is one that amounted to torture against women who might not get an abortion because of those teachings. Mercifully, someone on the committee clearly saw this as the


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mackrand, 5/23/2014 6:36:24 PM     (No. 9859809)

I didn´t know the NR was a Vatican department. It does take a certain amount of chutzpah to whitewash decades of child abuse and hierarchy coverups. To be sure this is not the only organization that has ready access to vulnerable youth but it is the most visible.

I am poorer in spirit for having read this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 5/23/2014 6:55:41 PM     (No. 9859834)

Wait, wait, so women are being tortured if they can´t get an abortion...?

Spare me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 5/23/2014 7:26:06 PM     (No. 9859869)

The abuse scandal in the church was clearly a homosexual problem (or 99% of the children that the phony priests abused wouldn´t have been boys). Too many homosexuals lied their way into the priesthood and had access to too many young boys as potential victims. However, since nobody would address it as a homosexual problem, it wasn´t squashed the way it should have been.

I am so sick of everyone trying to claim that this was anything but a homosexual problem!!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYBruin, 5/23/2014 8:58:29 PM     (No. 9859946)

But UN peacekeepers in Africa raping the women they were sent to protect is A-OK!!


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