Vatican edict in 1997 rejected calls to report priests who abused

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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  2. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Here is my question to all this. This all took place with guys that where in their early teens (13,14,15). Did not one of them think to say no? I mean if I was asked to do something that I didn't think is right I would say no. So I don't get it. I know that's not the way to look at it, but gee it works both ways.

    Don't flame me too hard... :/

    Hugh
     
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    No flame, but lots of kids at that age are still quite vulnerable. It may seem that kids grow up much quicker than they used to, but it's unevenly distributed.
     
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    Plus the power of religion and authority behind priests may have created a larger than life, greater than human aurora about them, making them hard to disobey.
     
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    I wonder if priests like to be the pitcher or the catcher?
     
  6. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I could have lived my whole life without thinking about that.
     
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    Predators are very good at targeting the most vulnerable prey.
     

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