Priest accused of raping a Teen..

Philippines
August 27, 2011 7:51am CST
Hello Lotters, Here we go again, i guess. another scandal done by one of the Christian Priest. The Teen was working at the church as a helper and cook. She had a dream of becoming a Doctor some day, and probably have faith in the Lord. But all that change when the Priest one day started touching her breast while she was cooking for food. the girl back away, but she was threatened by the priest that she will be killed. afraid, she went to the media and exposed the incident. the priest appeared to be too old and sadly a perverted one. I think it's either he be taken out of the church or let him Preach..in JAIL. What do you think?
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
for example: you cannot be a licensed doctor if you can't passed the subjects in college and bar exams too.... you cannot be an awesome instructor of a karate school unless you have a rank minimum of a 3rd dan black belt..... therefore.... you cannot be a PRIEST (next to God) if you are not allowed by God to do that service... you must follow what the priest or pope said without complain, without pause, without comment, but, just follow the priest.... by following what the priest said - is also like following what God's said.... but if the priest did something like these, or like that.... hayahahahayahaha.... how can a priest (permitted by God) to do such thing? now, i still remember that God made a good angel..... that GOOD ANGEL turns later to a BAD ANGEL that bad angel named Satan therefore, Satan's duty to tempting people to make a sin (is also permitted by God) now.... if Satan (created by God) turns to evil (came from a good angel) how much more to this PRIEST as a next to God? i truly trusted all the priest before..... but now, i don't know.... with the power of media, news, internet, words from friends, etc... we already heard even before priests that are a carnivorous type.... sooner or later, another news will come similar to this....
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• Canada
29 Aug 11
God does NOT expect unquestioning obedience, the Bible is full of places where people argue with him. Similarly, I'm sure most priests won't be upset if you question them, particularly if you have a reasonable point. I don't know about the Pope and the present one may be different from his predecessor or successor.
@alottodo (3062)
• Australia
30 Aug 11
Thank you guys what a great laught!!!
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
therefore, the pope before are nasty compare to the pope of today? since pope are next to God... and what the pope decisions are with the concent of God... therefore, it is like saying... God attitude during the time of Galileo are a Nasty attitude compare to attitude of God today which is hospitality? my explanation looked like laughable but... the pope or priest should act not in a Nasty way whether BEFORE or TODAY.... therefore, the priest should not r4pe a teen....
@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 11
He shouldn't be allowed to preach anymore, even in prison. It is just not right for a sinner to be preaching God's word.
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@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
28 Aug 11
I am sure this happened before, but there is no link to the story (no offense to LetranKnight25), so how do we know it is all true. Granted that LetranKnight25 is not the kind of person to fabricate stories, yet what was written only shows molest, and not rape. All of us will stand before the Lord to account. The volunteers should also be wary. Priest or no priest, man is man. The prouder we are about how we are unlike the sinners, the harder we fall. Only by the grace of God can we stand secure.
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@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 11
I know that. But assuming that it is true, such person shouldn't be allowed to preach God's word. Molesting is also a sin.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
28 Aug 11
Who are the volunteers? The ones here or the ones at the church? I dont like to judge people either. I always feel like if I do judge someone that I then get to feel first hand in one way or another the situation. Wether they are guilty or not. And then I am reminded of whats sin is sin and I am not sinless. So now I have more burden just for judging another. Thats why when I was called to jury duty, I was terrified that I would be called to selection. I can not decide another persons fate. Especially if I was not there and dont even know this person!!
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@koperty3 (1877)
27 Aug 11
In my opinion he should be taken out from the church and punished. I hope the justice system will reach him. Such cases should be in media because more we talk about such monsters more crimes like this can be prevented because they will be scared of exposure.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello koperty3, I don't know about him being taken out of the church will be that easy. if people who quit being priest or nun takes a while what more to those who commit these crimes. i remember a father that has wife and kids were transferred to another parish for using church donations as remittance to loves ones in the Phils.
@1hopefulman (19655)
• Canada
27 Aug 11
Do you have any news reports on the story that we could read?
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
the evidence i think it's hard to show some links from the internet but that news i also see in local news here in our country on channel ABS-CBN and also in channel GMA.... the lady victim (which you can only see its back) are totally cute, the reason why if you are a man enough, you will be tempted....
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@1hopefulman (19655)
• Canada
28 Aug 11
Thanks, but without reading the story from a reliable source I cannot comment on it.
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello hopefulman, I guess you shouldn't bother responding for the moment if you prefer looking at the information at first. every thing that i have mentioned here was based on what was aired in the local news when it was aired. if she didn't ran away that probably won't happen to her. here it is, suprisingly somewhat incomplete. have a nice day. not a referral link. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/08/30/11/priest-accused-rape-face-church-panel
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
This is not the first time we hear priests doing rape. It is a sad news and it put stain to Christianity. How can people who called themselves CHOSEN TO PREACH if they are the ones doing these acts. It is painful and sad for the girl to be in such trauma, it may cause her to lose her faith as well. he is working in church, a place which is supposed to be safe for her... then it was later on she realized Satan was there. The priest should be taken out of church and even if he is old, he has to face the punishment of being jailed.
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello Pbbbsra, Nope this isn't the first time and am getting tired of hearing these priest committing such acts. I know they are only human, but maybe they never should have chose preaching in the first place knowing that this will be the result of their years of service. I believe it was his choice that led it this act. imagine not seeing woman for a long time. have a nice day.
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
It's so depressing to hear such things. People look up at them, even idolized them. And those things may lead to question our faith in the Catholic church, although yes, they are also human, but still they are not in the position to do it and each of us anyways...
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
27 Aug 11
Are they priests? Your country doesn’t have laws to check these atrocities? In my country the public will teach a lesson to such monsters.[b][/b]
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello Arle, There should be but the church is another powerful entity here still. They don't deserve to teach the word of God anymore because they acted against their own teachings, reminds me a lot of the spaniard days where priest gets to have too much authority to themselves. Have a Nice day.
• India
30 Aug 11
Strange. Nobody is above board in India. Now I thought all these days that India is having a wretched Law and order system. After Your version, I understand India is in a better condition in implementing law and order.[b][/b]
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
28 Aug 11
I think this is disgusting. The church is suppose to be the people you can trust. But now all you hear in a catholic church is priests raping little boys and now a perverted on. It seems like these story's are outweighing the positive like charity but it does not happen as much anymore. This world is a sad one anymore!
• United States
31 Aug 11
Yeah I hope it just seems that they are preaching god but doing the opposite!
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
28 Aug 11
This type of thing makes me so mad! But we have to remember that they are people also. Have you ever heard "there is a bad apple in every bunch"? in every group of people someone is bound to be some sort of abuser. Not that its right mind you. But the fact that they are priests does look worse. I am not surprised what I hear this. Deeply saddened yes. No one really surprises me anymore tho. He should definitely not be preaching at all anywhere not even in jail. God does not ordain that and it seems to me he would do better sitting before God learning this.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello ladygator, For the record, this is all REAL and the girl is probably pretty enough for the old pervert to even touch her. unfortunately, priest in the Roman catholic church isn't that too many so therefore there shouldn't be any kind of priest llike that. maybe they were good during their earlydays. but you know they're just man. have a nice day
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@sjvg1976 (13974)
• Delhi, India
28 Aug 11
Hello LK, Oh this terrible as we can't expect this from priest at least. He should be punished for it if he is found guilty as there should be same law for all.But i really think how a priest can do it.
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello sjvg, It is sad and terrible that she was violated when she was supposed to be sheltered in that church. he's indeed guilty if he was really into hiding. I don't think there's no doubt that the priest can do it and because he's not mature now. hav a nice day.
@daud4ms (218)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Aug 11
Ah!! sad it is, we see that people close to religion are the once who are getting more corrupted with passing time. God save us all, and protect us from evil traps.
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello Daud4ms, Not really corrupt or not that much but maybe hypocrite is. Priest only reminds us about the Rules of the church and God but it is entirely up to use whether we should do what we are taught or not. this incident doesn't make all priest bad. Have a nice day.
@bird123 (10347)
• United States
27 Aug 11
As much trouble as the church has had with this sort of thing, why aren't they doing some kind of screening process and discover who they have for priests? I think the problem comes when they won't allow a priest to have a wife. That leaves the selection for priests much lower. Seems like they are taking any and everybody who volunteers. Their church is supposed to represent goodness and God. That isn't happening today. Let's see now if the church will spend their money and try to sweep it under the carpet. Let's hope good people will never allow that.
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello Bird, they're are processes as to how a person is completely acknowledge themselves as holy and how the bishop or other senior priest recognizes them or ordained as priest. there's a lot of ways i think but with years of solitude i guess things doesn't stay the same. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
And to think he teaches the word of the Lord. Shame on him, religion aside, that act in itself is so shameful. I hope he gets Jailed and never sees the light of day again. He just tainted someones future and he has a tendency to do that to someone again. He should get the maximum punishment for his crimes.
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello Goggles. Well, if he regrets it in the end then i think he can still teaches in prison. I don't not seeing the light again is moral, they still deserve the sound of air. but belief in GOD depends on each individual. Have a nice day.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
27 Aug 11
this only proves that no one is safe even inside the church. no one is safe anywhere and you could not really trust anyone, even the worker of church.
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• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello Neildc, I don't think any one is safe in the Church though because even young boys are being harrassed and rape. some workers even steal gold stuff in the statues. we all have to be vigilant when it comes to strange people. Have a nice day.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 11
It is sad the priest do not practice what he preached. The demons must have possessed him to act against his priesthood order. He should be ex-communicated as a priest if the accusation is true. Old priests should be pensioned off before they become senile as their behavior are not benefiting the christian community in their parishes.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Zandhi, Some of the priest don't really practiced what they preached, I've seen such evidence myself. the accusation is definitely true knowing that the girl works there as a helper and the priest is basically looks old enough to be a pervert. have a nice day.
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
27 Aug 11
If he's guilty he should be in prison, no matter how old he is. And he should be kicked out of the church, at least as a priest. As for the girl, I hope she doesn't let this ruin her ambition to become a doctor. The sin is his, not hers, and she is not a victim unless she wants to be--she was forced to do something she did not want to do but it was no fault of hers. I hope she can move past this horrible sin against her and against God and get on with a successful, happy life.
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@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
29 Aug 11
That man may be a priest, but he's not a christian.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
for over 10 years of schooling in the Christian Church plus (+) over 20 years of service in the Christian Church equals (=) more than 30 years of service with the permission of our Lord Jesus Christ thy God still that priest is not a Christian????
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
31 Aug 11
A Christian is one who follows Christ's teachings. That priest's behavior is decidedly not Christ like.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
for a thousands of good deeds, that priest is still a Christian because he is following what Christ's teachings, that priest is also a next to God... but doing a single mistake (just once) because the girl is so cute, and pretty, for such a single mistake, a valid reason that priest is no longer a Christian? A Comparison: set an example to Manny Pacquiao: he first lost a boxing match to Torre Campo (Manny's first defeat in boxing) here's a question: is Manny Pacquiao a Looser because he lost the match for the first time? to take a note that Manny lost 3 times of boxing matches before, but Manny is still the Pound for Pound Boxing Champion therefore, that Priest is still a Christian even though he tempted just once....
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
30 Aug 11
Hi LetranKinight, Yes another very sad story and I think he has to be taken out of the church. I feel that such abuse has always been rampant in the church but it's only in recent years that it was possible to expose them. Blessings.
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello pose123, It's one of those sad stories that we don't like to hear but it happens. but i guess this is just a few because there was a lot more situation like this in the past. have a nice day
• Mexico
29 Aug 11
Hi Letran Knight: I think this is terrible. It's awful how a minister of our church use his position to sin in a terrible way. There's no excuse for this and I hope he'll be in jail and he no longer be a priest. Of course, he deserves to be judged in case he can proof he is innocent. Otherwise, I think he deserves to receive the same treatement a raper would recieve and it's worst because he is damaging our religion. ALVARO
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello starsailover, I hope this girl can move on with her life and start over in terms of moving on. Priest raping or abusing some one is something not new and the church is so good at keeping them underwraps from the Media. Have a nice day.
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
29 Aug 11
He should be removed from the church and he should be in jail! Priests who do this do not realize what they actually do in harming the child. It is sad that they do not think about what they are doing to the child that they are raping.
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
Hello carolcash, I don't know but some of these priest either looses a parish or they are not allowed to preach. the justice department should conduct investigation and am sure it will favor the girl. I don't care of his mental what ever, if the church thinks so they should have kept him from doing church service.
• Mexico
28 Aug 11
There's a maxim of Christianity that can be found in the bible and say "let the children come to us", how ever, they have distorted this in a groß way, which has turned out to be fearsome. I'm not Catholic or Christian in any variant. I follow a very different religion and I think these people shouldn't receive a different treat, even more, they should be judged for their own church as hard as they judge others.
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
Hello Penny, I don't know about that but from what i can recall when Constantine approve Christianity he wanted to control the population and get rid of the pagan traditions. well, the priest is only human, no doubt that they are truly something that can be considered as a person. Have a nice day.