Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

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Re: Another Sex (with choir boys) Scandal..

#81  Postby james1v » Mar 26, 2010 6:43 pm

Ironclad wrote:Check out the reporters name... hahaha

The most famous choir in the world has been caught up in the wave of paedophile scandals sweeping Germany and Austria, with eight former choristers denouncing their teachers in the past few days.


Is there any hope for the Church? :nono:



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Re: Another Sex (with choir boys) Scandal..

#82  Postby chairman bill » Mar 26, 2010 6:47 pm

I've always laughed at the USian Xian nonsense of "what would Jesus do?", but in this case, I wish priests would take up this mantra; whatever else anyone might have to say about this semi-mythical character, buggering choir boys was almost certainly not on Jesus' agenda.
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Re: Another Sex (with choir boys) Scandal..

#83  Postby byofrcs » Mar 26, 2010 6:49 pm

Ironclad wrote:Check out the reporters name... hahaha

The most famous choir in the world has been caught up in the wave of paedophile scandals sweeping Germany and Austria, with eight former choristers denouncing their teachers in the past few days.


Is there any hope for the Church? :nono:


Perhaps they'll give up the boys for Lent ?. Over the 40 days they can just watch porn like the rest of us.

Press will move on to other issues.
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Re: Another Sex (with choir boys) Scandal..

#84  Postby byofrcs » Mar 26, 2010 6:59 pm

chairman bill wrote:I've always laughed at the USian Xian nonsense of "what would Jesus do?", but in this case, I wish priests would take up this mantra; whatever else anyone might have to say about this semi-mythical character, buggering choir boys was almost certainly not on Jesus' agenda.


He he,

On hearing, "what would Jesus do?", methinks they thinks,

"Well, I'll DO that one, that one and that one !."
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#85  Postby Simon_Gardner » Mar 26, 2010 7:21 pm

This is all growing into one helluva big political shit storm.
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#86  Postby NineBerry » Mar 29, 2010 10:50 pm

The saga continues...

Trier's Roman Catholic diocese said Monday that 20 of its current and former priests had been accused "in recent weeks" of sexual abuse as part of an ever widening scandal embroiling the Church in Germany.


http://www.thelocal.de/national/20100329-26201.html
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#88  Postby DoctorE » Mar 30, 2010 5:30 pm

More Hitch
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#89  Postby Roger Cooke » Mar 30, 2010 9:57 pm

DoctorE wrote:More Hitch
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVdogh4xWgM[/youtube]



Wow!! And this is NBC!! Who'd-a-thunk it? A major American TV network dares have Hitchens on to tell the truth. I saw Pat Buchanan there in the background, among the panel. How did he restrain himself from leaping across the desk and throttling Hitchens?
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#90  Postby NineBerry » Mar 31, 2010 11:31 pm

Papal ally accused of 'ritual beatings'

The child abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church widened yesterday as a leading German bishop personally appointed by Pope Benedict was accused of ritually beating and punching children at a church-run home during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Five former residents of the St Josef's home in Bavaria submitted written statements to Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper claiming the Bishop of Augsburg, Walter Mixa, a controversial conservative churchman appointed by the Pope in 2005, used to hit and degrade them during punishment sessions at the home.

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"He grabbed me by the nightshirt, pulled me up out of my bed and punched me repeatedly on the upper arm. Afterwards it was covered in bruises," she said. "The two years at St Josef's were the worst in my life."

Another former St Josef's resident, named as Thomas Huber, said he was in pain for "several days" after Bishop Mixa flogged him. "I was made to bend over a bench, then Mixa hit me 35 times with a carpet beater," he said.

Three other former residents said Bishop Mixa habitually punished children with slaps to the face, punches to the arms, and beatings. The former residents claimed that Catholic nuns who ran the home also hit children with brooms and wooden shoes.

"The children whose parents never visited the home were the ones who were beaten most," said one former resident, named as Markus Tagwerk. "Over the years, Mixa pulled down my trousers and beat me hard on the behind on at least 50 separate occasions," he said.

[...]


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 32764.html

It was Mixa who in November 2009 said, atheism leads to immorality...
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#91  Postby james1v » Apr 01, 2010 12:13 am

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Papal ally accused of 'ritual beatings'

The child abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church widened yesterday as a leading German bishop personally appointed by Pope Benedict was accused of ritually beating and punching children at a church-run home during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Five former residents of the St Josef's home in Bavaria submitted written statements to Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper claiming the Bishop of Augsburg, Walter Mixa, a controversial conservative churchman appointed by the Pope in 2005, used to hit and degrade them during punishment sessions at the home.

[...]

"He grabbed me by the nightshirt, pulled me up out of my bed and punched me repeatedly on the upper arm. Afterwards it was covered in bruises," she said. "The two years at St Josef's were the worst in my life."

Another former St Josef's resident, named as Thomas Huber, said he was in pain for "several days" after Bishop Mixa flogged him. "I was made to bend over a bench, then Mixa hit me 35 times with a carpet beater," he said.

Three other former residents said Bishop Mixa habitually punished children with slaps to the face, punches to the arms, and beatings. The former residents claimed that Catholic nuns who ran the home also hit children with brooms and wooden shoes.

"The children whose parents never visited the home were the ones who were beaten most," said one former resident, named as Markus Tagwerk. "Over the years, Mixa pulled down my trousers and beat me hard on the behind on at least 50 separate occasions," he said.

[...]


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 32764.html

It was Mixa who in November 2009 said, atheism leads to immorality...



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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#92  Postby NineBerry » Jan 09, 2016 5:29 pm


Fresh cases of abuse in Regensburg cathedral choir were revealed by investigators on Friday, who said at least 231 children have been abused by priests and teachers since the 1950s in a scandal that has rocked the Bavarian city.

Lawyer Ulrich Weber, who is leading the investigation in Regensburg, said on Friday that between 1953 and 1992, at least 231 children were beaten or sexually abused by priests and teachers of the diocese.

This number was much larger than previously thought - 72 cases of abuse had been reported by last April.

"The sexual abuse ranged from fondling to rape," said Weber.
He added that the number of unreported cases would bring this figure higher, estimating that around one-third of the 2,100 students during that time period were subject to physical violence.

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http://www.thelocal.de/20160108/at-leas ... burg-choir
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#93  Postby John Platko » Jan 09, 2016 7:31 pm

NineBerry wrote:

Fresh cases of abuse in Regensburg cathedral choir were revealed by investigators on Friday, who said at least 231 children have been abused by priests and teachers since the 1950s in a scandal that has rocked the Bavarian city.

Lawyer Ulrich Weber, who is leading the investigation in Regensburg, said on Friday that between 1953 and 1992, at least 231 children were beaten or sexually abused by priests and teachers of the diocese.

This number was much larger than previously thought - 72 cases of abuse had been reported by last April.

"The sexual abuse ranged from fondling to rape," said Weber.
He added that the number of unreported cases would bring this figure higher, estimating that around one-third of the 2,100 students during that time period were subject to physical violence.

[...]


http://www.thelocal.de/20160108/at-leas ... burg-choir


Hmmmm. Is the Church now paying out for psychological damage caused by sanctioned non sexual physical violence? That should empty out the coffers pretty quickly.
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#94  Postby NineBerry » Jan 09, 2016 8:29 pm

The diocese has already started paying compensation to the tune of €2,500 each to victims.


Catholic Church in German is very rich, though. Won't affect them much. Loss of church taxes from former members leaving the Church because of these scandals is a much bigger deal.
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#95  Postby John Platko » Jan 09, 2016 8:46 pm

NineBerry wrote:
The diocese has already started paying compensation to the tune of €2,500 each to victims.


Catholic Church in German is very rich, though. Won't affect them much. Loss of church taxes from former members leaving the Church because of these scandals is a much bigger deal.



That doesn't sound like much compensation for life long damage. How is the compensation amount arrived at?
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Re: Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests (Germany)

#96  Postby NineBerry » Jan 09, 2016 9:12 pm

It's voluntary.
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