When I was five years old, the bishop stood over me and said, "Stop babbling about what Father Horne did to you." I kept the secret for 40 years. Today, I babble. - ke

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Catholic Scandal Much Worse than Penn State- Greta Christina on AlterNet

Dear Greta Christina:

Thank you for your piece Child Rape, Penn State and the Catholic Church: Is Religion Especially Bad? on AlterNet.

You perceive what we victims are going through better than most writers, especially with this paragraph:

Catholic priests who were raping children weren't just seen as heroes, or as people with real-world authority and power who could improve or screw up your life. They were seen as the Earthly representatives of a perfect, all-powerful God, which made those victims far more vulnerable to their abuse.

Thanks, Greta, for writing in the 11/22/11 piece what no other news person has stated since the Penn State Sandusky Paterno story broke. The Catholic pedophile priest epidemic was much worse than Penn State, the two are not really even comparable.

I watch the current news repetetion of the day's Penn State news byte and think, why didn't anyone respond like this as thousands of pedophile priest crimes were uncovered in the past 20 years.
-kay ebeling

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