Archbishop Blames Divorcees for Pedophilia and Sexual Abuse
A Polish Archbishop stated this week that children with divorced parents were sometimes more vulnerable to sexual abuse by priests.
“Many of these cases of (sexual) molestation could be avoided given a healthy relationship between parents,” Archbishop Jozef Michalik, head of Poland’s Episcopate told the Polish PAP news agency in Warsaw.
What is next? Many rape cases could be avoided given the victim didn’t wear a skirt?
Yes, there are child abuse victims that are looking for love and that do come out of broken homes. There are also child abuse victims that grew up with both parents in a healthy relationship.
The plaintiff in a Superior Court lawsuit, identified only as a 25-year-old male, said a Catholic priest sexually abused him when he was about 10 years old.
Despite years of open and obvious inappropriate conduct by the priest, the Church continued to allow the priest to enter classrooms, among others, and hand-pick boys … to take to his office, claiming they need ‘counseling’ or ‘spiritual guidance.”
In many cases, Defendants in child sexual abuse cases have greatly increased the danger to children by continuing to transfer perpetrators in the Catholic Church after allegations of abuse arise, from one diocese to another into unsuspecting parishes and communities.
Time and time again defendants such as the Archdiocese have had the opportunity to end the cycle of abuse by reporting perpetrators to law enforcement, and by warning the general public when a priest has been accused of sexually assaulting a child. In no circumstance is it fair to blame divorcees for child sexual abuse. It is the pedophile himself/herself and anyone else who knew about the abuse and failed to report it to law enforcement.
“Sexual abuse is not a life sentence, it’s a badge of honor that you survived. You are a hero.”