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The Root Cause of the Catholic Sex Scandals

While the USA is entangled in a Catholic sex abuse scandal similar events are being revealed in other nations.  “Of all the countries where sexual-abuse revelations have scandalized the Roman Catholic Church, Ireland has been among the hardest hit.  In the past decade, this predominantly Roman Catholic nation of 3.8 million people—which has exported priests Read More

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Sex, Shame, and the Catholic Church

“Sex, shame and the Catholic Church was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, subtitled “and new soul-searching across America.”[1]  One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed.  Instead, the article focused on quoting some facts and figures, and who says what, with no reference Read More

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The Catholic Priesthood: Mystique and Scandal?

One might wonder what remains of the glory of the Catholic priesthood in face of the worldwide scandals, and in particular those that have occurred recently in the U.S.A.  For example, on July 7th 2003 under the heading “Clergy Sex Abuse: Justice Must Come for the Bishops,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “That there are Read More

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The False Promise of Forgiveness through Catholic Priests

Sins are forgiven as people believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.”1  In believing on the finished work of the Lord Christ Jesus, a soul has both one hundred percent right standing with God credited Read More

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Can a Priest Forgive Sins?

A confessional is a small, enclosed booth used for the Sacrament of Penance, often called confession, or Reconciliation. It is the usual venue for the sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, confessions are only to be heard in a confessional or oratory, except for a just reason (1983 Code of Canon Read More
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Rome’s Sex Scandals and the Glory of Christ’s Priesthood

Why is the Roman priesthood so corrupt and prone to sexual sin?  Richard Bennett contrasts the corruption of Catholic priests with the purity of the Great High Priest Jesus Christ. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Digg Share Send email Mail

The Truth behind Catholic Scandals


Rampant sexual assault on children and blatant concealment of these crimes are traced all the way to the highest offices in the Vatican. The true nature of the crisis in the Catholic Church is not pedophilia, but homosexuality.

The Mystique of the Catholic Priesthood

What devout Catholic youth, who really aspires to be good, noteworthy, and successful in his religious life, would not want to be in such an office as to possess the authority, power and very priesthood of Christ Himself?  This is what the official documents of the Church of Rome declare.  In very attractive terms, this is what is put in the Pope’s addresses, in magazines, articles, and in vocation lectures given in Catholic schools to bring the youth into priesthood.

Confession box Encounters

In stark contrast to the clear teaching of the Lord through Scripture, the Catholic is taught to look for forgiveness by confessing his sin not to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, but rather to an intermediary human priest.  This is what devout Catholics practice.  The thought behind the practice requires some explanation.  In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments to be explained rather than the two scriptural sacraments of baptism and communion. 
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A Catholic Priest is Biblically Saved

Richard Bennett clearly explains how, as a sincere Catholic Priest, that the Lord Jesus Christ triumphed over him. This is a condensed and concise review of his life and testimony of true salvation. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Digg Share Send email Mail