Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sexual Abuse in the Church

The Church is true and holy, but the people in it—even priests, bishops, and popes—may not be.

The magisterial treatment of sexual abuse is the book by Randy Engel, The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church, and two articles published prior to its release focuses on the Book of Gomorrah of St. Peter Damian about an earlier plague of pederasty that struck the Church in the 11th century.

The articles have been posted in two parts, part one beginning with the heading: The Life of St. Peter Damian (1007-1072) and part 2 beginning with the heading: Pope Leo IX -The Precursor of Gregorian Reform.

These articles by Randy Engel present an excellent introduction to the Rite of Sodomy, which every Catholic seeking answers about this evil, should read, as difficult as it is to get through. The smoke of Satan has swirled about the Church, even in the sanctuary.

An earlier post on the subject has additional information.

Pray for Peter and all priests.