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Nicolas Croonenberghs 3442160 REL 3308 2 nd Journal World Religions Friday, May 20, 2011 Leading Sexuality and Religion Organization Decries New Report on  Catholic Priest Sexual Abuse. In the following article, Rev. Debra Haffner, Executive Director of the Religious Institute, comments on an investigation made which states what actually happened and the reasons why these actions were taken. First, she points out that the investigation showed lack of understanding in sexual offenders, and the consequences that might come when this type of news spreads around the world. One thing we have to see is that this is an unacceptable act, especially coming from a religious community. We also have to note that the priests that violated those teens, and the Catholic hierarchy who just ignored the fact and moved them to other locations, violated the trust of the people and their own vows as well. Secondly, Rev. Debra explains to us that a lot of the seminarians and clergy in the United
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Unformatted text preview: States have never been properly been trained to deal with sexual attractions, to recognize appropriate boundaries, and to assure that their congregations are free of abuse, harassment, and misconduct. To further add, she states that sexual courses are starting to be instated for clergy so that none of this happens again and that children and adults are free from sexual misconduct. Finally, Rev. Debra Haffner had a very good statement to share, which said that the whole conclusion of this investigation was focused on the fact that clergy would say that The Devil made me do it. In my opinion, I find this an easy shot at trying to avoid major religious problems by using their own religious beliefs to cover up their mistakes. Source: http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/pressreleases/leading_sexuality_and_religi on_organization_decries_new_report_on_catholic_/...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course REL 2011 taught by Professor Bot during the Summer '08 term at FIU.

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