View Poll Results: Does the Catholic Church allow pedophilia?

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    Pedophilia and Catholicism

    In a vein similar to this poll (http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...and-islam.html), here is another one:

    Is pedophilia allowed in the Catholic church?

    Before you answer, read the linked article:
    DUBLIN – A 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland's Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police — a disclosure that victims' groups described as "the smoking gun" needed to show that the church enforced a worldwide culture of covering up crimes by pedophile priests.

    The newly revealed letter, obtained by Irish broadcasters RTE and provided to The Associated Press, documents the Vatican's rejection of a 1996 Irish church initiative to begin helping police identify pedophile priests following Ireland's first wave of publicly disclosed lawsuits.
    Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    catholic priests like altar boys almost as much as muslims like 6 year old girls and boys.
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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    catholic priests like altar boys almost as much as muslims like 6 year old girls and boys.
    You just made Alfon's head explode.

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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    Pedophillia has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the state and law. You can't molest children in the U.S. regardless of what religion you belong to.

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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You just made Alfon's head explode.
    my work here is done.
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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    You can't molest children in the U.S. regardless of what religion you belong to.
    You can, if you're catholic, and your higher-ups cover up for you. You might even get away with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    my work here is done.
    I like to be thorough.

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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    I don't think they "allow" it, but if you are high enough up they will cover for you. It's a shame when they deify priests and pope beyond fault and will lie and cover for them in order to keep that image.
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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Pedophillia has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the state and law. You can't molest children in the U.S. regardless of what religion you belong to.
    Not that I disagree. But how many priests ended up in prison over this? I don't really know the number.
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    Re: Pedophilia and Catholicism

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not that I disagree. But how many priests ended up in prison over this? I don't really know the number.
    Have any, yet?

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