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Influential US Catholic, blames 14-year-old kid ‘seducers’ for sex abuse cases

Posted by doctore0 on August 30, 2012

Pedo-cult news

The kids raped the poor defenseless priests; hellelujah

Prominent religious leader Father Benedict Groeschel has made the astonishing claim that in many cases of sexual abuse within the church, the teenagers were to blame.

In a recent interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal said ‘People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to — a psychopath. But that’s not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.’

The 78 yr old priest, who has a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University in 1971, is an influential figure in the American Dioceses who appears weekly on Catholic TV channel EWTN, and has written several books.

Many readers of the National Catholic Register were dismayed to read his comments published without comment, especially as the publication has an affiliation with disgraced Legion of Christ religious order. This clerical order were rocked by scandal when its previous leader, the very high profile Rev Marcial Maciel was accused of sexual abuse. It was also part of a group of investors who saved the National Catholic Registar from closing in 1995.
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3 Responses to “Influential US Catholic, blames 14-year-old kid ‘seducers’ for sex abuse cases”

  1. Reblogged this on Alchemy of the Word and commented:
    This just makes me sick


  2. doctore0 said

    Ohh he says he is sorry.. the old christian thing ..

    NEW YORK — A New York priest says he “deeply regrets” if he hurt anyone by his comments that priests accused of child sex abuse are often seduced by their accusers and that a first-time offender should not go to jail.

    The Rev. Benedict Groeschel of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal apologized Thursday for the comments he made in an interview with the National Catholic Register published this week. The website for the conservative independent Register then removed the story and posted an apology for publishing the comments. Groeschel and the friars did as well.

    “I did not intend to blame the victim. A priest (or anyone else) who abuses a minor is always wrong and is always responsible,” Groeschel said in his post on the website. “My mind and my way of expressing myself are not as clear as they used to be. I have spent my life trying to help others the best that I could. I deeply regret any harm I have caused to anyone.”


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