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7 Steps Not new in some circles : 'Fr Ted' priests replaced by child abuser image
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'Fr Ted' priests replaced by child abuser image



THE image of the typical priest has changed from "the incompetent idiot" portrayed in the 'Father Ted' series to that of a lurking paedophile, a senior Catholic bishop has admitted.

Belfast Bishop Donal McKeown, chairman of the Hierarchy's vocations commission, was welcoming plans for the relics of an 18th century French priest to be brought to Ireland next week.

Next Sunday the relics of St John Vianney, the patron of parish priests, will be on public display in St Francis Church, Cork, as part of 'the Year for Priests' being promoted by the Irish bishops.

"The image of the saintly parish priest was first of all replaced by the idea that they were all more likely to be incompetent idiots like Frs Dougal, Ted and Jack," said Bishop McKeown.

In contrast, the predominant cultural image today is that "because of celibacy, clergy and religious are all seen as potential child abusers", he added.

- John Cooney

Irish Independent
 
 
 
 
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"How can anyone believe in a God whose servants abuse children and whose hierarchy protects the abuser?"

Myth #2 - Most sexual abuse of boys is perpetrated by homosexual males.

Pedophiles who molest boys are not expressing a homosexual orientation any more than pedophiles who molest girls are practicing heterosexual behaviors. While many child molesters have gender and/or age preferences, of those who seek out boys, the vast majority are not homosexual. They are pedophiles.


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