Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bishop Raymond Lahey Charged with child porn

He is the same Bishop of Nova Scotia who negotiated the $15 million compensation for sexual abuse victims of the Catholic clergy and then he suddenly resigned. Now it turns out that he himself is charged with possessing child pornography and he is sought for arrest. Any faith and trust in the clergy has further gone out the window.

It is also a dangerous precedent. While some people are simply disgusted others feel that "if the Bishop can do it, then I can do it too" thus providing the most horrible role model.

Part of the problem is the celibacy requirement for Catholic clergy. It is anti-nature and hence has its consequences. The clergy find devious and criminal ways to fulfil their sexual needs. Moreover, it attracts pedophiles to the clergy who can use the cover of the holiness of celibacy to carry out their criminal behaviour. In the 21st century the Catholic Church must recognize the obvious and remove the celibacy requirement. The Catholic Church is supposed to be one of the most organized churches but it is now looking more and more like organized crime as far as a significant number of the clergy is concerned.

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