Psychology & The Priesthood…

ImageThe term “clerical abuse” is usually associated with the sexual abuse of minors by priests (the seriousness of which I in no way intend to diminish), yet, the far more pervasive, albeit disparate in gravity, reality is that priests are the recipients of abuse by the same churchmen and church entities always crying out in sanctimonious hypocrisy for “the rights of man,” “freedom of conscience,” and “the dignity of the human person.”…In short, bishops and chanceries overtly abuse their power over priests simply because they can. The documented cases which prove this reality could (and probably should) be a hefty tome unto itself. Click here to read more.

Comment: It’s unthinkable that any bishop would send a priest into the Lion’s Den of a place like St Luke’s, as described by ‘Fr Kennedy’ – and there are plenty such centres around the world. It’s times like this that I am thankful women cannot be ordained because under no circumstances would I agree to subject myself to the kind of psychological “treatment” offered by the “professionals” in these places.  What about you?