Polish church apologizes for child sex abuse

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  • Grace Bakersfield, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    Yes, Gildas, I agree with your possible solution. But Catholics and Mormons have much in common with respect to their hierarchal authority, in that the leader trumps any Biblical doctrine. That's why there's been non-Biblical/extra-Biblical practices and doctrines in both churches: indulgences, priesthoods, pergatory, polygamy, extra canonical books, revelations and reversals, etc.

    Protestants will be happy for any group of believers who have their own extra-Biblical authority and traditions to return to the purity of God's Word... But that would require holding the Bible as pre-eminent. That's probably not going to happen, but we still pray for the unity of God's children, the Body of Christ, His church.

    I am glad for the apology and acknowledgment. Confession is the beginning of repentance.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 28, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Allegations and actual abuse can be two very different things, but I think that the permission for Catholic priests to marry would serve to eliminate the frustrations that many "celibate" men must feel, whether they or any of them give in to such pressures in such an awful way or not.

    It is none of my business but I think it somewhat likely that priests will eventually be allowed to marry and have children, and that those who are called, by the faithful,"father" may often be fathers indeed.

    As the Apostle Paul said it is better to marry than to burn. Peter, who allegedly founded the Catholic Church, had a mother in law whom Jesus healed of a fever, so he must have been married. Paul said he could lead a wife about, as the other apostles did, so he was either married but did not take his wife with him, or was possibly unmarried while the other apostles were clearly married.