Priests as Predators

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Priests as Predators
The world-wide scandal of Catholic priests sexually molesting children as well as young adults creates a number of questions about human sexuality. The problems are not so much with the acts alone, but with the sexuality and needs of men and women deprived of a normal sex life (i.e. marriage or consensual intercourse) with their vows of celibacy. The question of permitting priests to marry or to consecrate married men and women as priests and nuns within the Catholic Church can no longer be excused with the age-old excuse that Jesus himself surrounded himself only with males who would become priests and spread his message. The sexual abuse by priests and nuns, therefore, should be considered more a human sexuality...
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