The priest and the rapist!!!

Philippines
February 13, 2007 8:09am CST
Scandals involving the Catholic priests have caused a great degradation and destruction in the reputation of the Catholic church. Do you think that they all deserve to be pardoned and should they be allowed to practice priesthood again after all that they've done?
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@geejoy (344)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
well, we are just human...i don't know really what's their rules in the priesthood but i then i know, whatever are their rules, its for the good of the whole catholic community...so if they will decide to pardon or not to pardon those priests...well, they have the power.....
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@rajikoshy (741)
• India
17 Feb 07
Evil is every where, even in heaven too, among angels too, even in every religions of the world, on basis on some evil people never take a religion into consideration. As far as the treatment they deserve is : when he angels in heaven revolted saying who is big and who is small, the lord almighty send them out, same way these people should be send out - thrown out.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
15 Feb 07
Paul says in the Bible that it is better to marry than to burn. These priest need to be honest with themselves. If they can not submit to the restraints of the priesthood then they need to marry and live a normal life. As far as whether or not they should be allowed to continue in the priesthood, it is obvious that this is not their calling. Whether are not they should be pardoned, I don't believe it is my place to judge.
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@buenavida (9254)
• Sweden
14 Feb 07
If someone did anything like that among the first Christians and continued to do so, they were disfellowshiped from the congregation so that the congregation would stay clean. If they really showed that they had changed completely in their heart and behavior, they could be taken back after some time. This shows how far not only the Catholic church but most religions have come from the first Christian beliefs. It is a typical sign of false religion, that they permit immorality and other criminality among their members.