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I Am Angry At The Catholic Church 4 Allowing Children 2 B Hurt

Please show your support 4 the survivors of the "clergy abuse scandal"! 240 People

    God Is Love In It's Purest Form

    People on the other hand can be a s s holes. I'm not going to sugar coat this, because I've been on the recieving end of "spiritual" abuse myself. I put the word "spiritual" in quotation marks because it is not spiritual it is just plain and simple abuse and that's it!!!  It...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Unforgiveable

    I am disgusted at some Priests' selfishness that they are prepared to ruin a child's life in order to satiate their own needs. You can't get much lower than that can you? The cover up of all that went on - and still goes on - is just so upsetting. My story was that I was brought...
    javeachica javeachica 56-60, F 13 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    I'm Madder Than Hell And You Know What Did It?

    I sat down this morning with my morning cup of tea, and was all set to write a pleasant "love you & hope your holiday weekend is good" email to my brother, in England, when I notice this crap in my inbox... "Please wont you join us in wishing our Pontiff a very special...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Ok - Now, This Is Just TOO Damn Much! *Just In Case You Haven't Heard The Latest In A Story That Never Seems To End...

    Years ago, when we lived outside of Boston, I covered the "abuse scandal" in the Catholic church for a local paper, as well as for a survivor's group that I was working with at the time.  As a part-time journalist and sometimes writer, I remember being blown away by the...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    How?

    How is it the church's fault?
    Thatgirl8654 Thatgirl8654 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Here's How To Support Survivors, And Let Your Voice Be Heard...

    Write to :   His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI 00120 Via del Pellegrino Citta del Vaticano   Or email...   benedictxvi@vatican.va   * For clergy abuse survivors : WW.SNAPNETWORK.ORG, or  WWW.THEHOPEOFSURVIVORS.COM, or WWW.RAINN.ORG, ...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    She Said Nothing.

    "Margaret, can you hear me? She rolled onto her back, looked languidly around her. She was imagining the voice: there was no one nearby, only green grass and broad-leafed trees. "Margaret, concentrate on my voice." She got up: the grass was cool against her hand. The sun...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677 36-40 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm Catholic and I go to Mass a lot and twice I happened to faint during it. There were several other times I was about to faint but I sat down in time.
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Always felt stifled by the symbolism, rituals, rules, sermons... Never felt at home. In all my time there, I never really knew God... But... As this George Carlin quote says...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F Apr 3

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    No words needed...
    GoldStreak GoldStreak 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I am currently visiting my sister and brother-in-law who are very practicing Catholics. So every Friday we go to the church, stand in line, and pay too much for a bad fish...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I hope it is not against EP rules to post a story in two different groups. The other group ("I Love Catholic Apologetics") has almost no one in it, and I thought people here might...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Years ago, my wife and I were invited to a Bible Study which obviously had an agenda: the rest of the group were a team who were trying to convince the two of us to leave the...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M Apr 8

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    A funny story. When I was in the third and fourth grade, I would walk from my public school to our church once a week for "religious instruction." We would sit by grade, each...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    It is absolutely beyond my comprehension how anyone, and especially a person claiming to be a Christian, can continue to be a member of the catholic church. Every single penny that...
    Unit97 Unit97 46-50, F Apr 6

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    I was molested by a priest when I was a child. When I decided to finally face-up to my abuse and re-explore my spirituality, I first searched the web. I wanted to find out about my...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't practice Catholicism I AM Catholic. My ultra religious Catholic grandmother raised me as a strict Catholic to the point we did not eat meat on Fridays and I had to cross...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I am an adult who was molested by a priest. Can, or even, should I reconcile with the church that I loved and had utter faith in as a child, when that very faith and trust left...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Humanae Motus Therefore We base Our words on the first principles of a human and Christian doctrine of transport when We are obliged once more to declare that the direct...
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    I was officially kicked out of church. I go to church every Sunday morning. It's something my family did every Sunday morning without question when I was growing up. I'm not...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm 14 and I have been being perspicacious because I read Philosophy stuffs. I never thought I would end up hating my religion and the people belong in it. My family is religious...
    Apotoxin4869 Apotoxin4869 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Feeling betrayed by God. This is a very dry and disturbing place to be for a believer. How did I end up here? I ask myself. I'll tell how I came to this place, Perhaps believers...
    friendwjesus friendwjesus 31-35 Apr 11

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
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    I come from a Catholic family. I was schooled in Catholic schools. Also, I am a graduate from Notre Dame. As a traditional Catholic, my family and I do not believe in birth...
    olderpregnantmom olderpregnantmom 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    100% traditional, I love the Latin Tridentine Mass which I have been blessed growing up going to. I believe everything the Church has traditionally taught for centuries including...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I hate being forced to go to church, I never really was as a child then for some reason my father became extremely religion when I was about 14. So we were forced to go to church...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Since I was old enough to comprehend emotions, I've always been longing for an intimate relationship with a man. Pretending to be married or having a wedding was always my favorite...
    Mtlawren Mtlawren 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I believe this is the major reasoning for all that holds me back from many things in my life. I allow myself to only get so close. I have deep rooted fears of being hurt again. Not...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 Mar 23

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I dont know how or why we do it, but we ALWAYS hurt those we love most. Even in the past, i hurt my closest friends. Theres this guy ive been friends with for about three years...
    chooseyourownlife chooseyourownlife 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    It saddens me so muh to see so many peole on here who have been rejected by church. I worked for my church and they restructered my position so my junior got my job. I have...
    sassychristian sassychristian 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Defense of Total Depravity and Its Effects on the Human Will ~ Total Depravity means that sin has touched all of what a person is. In the unbeliever this means that his...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M Apr 12

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    I'm the angry - depressed type. I don't really know why it works, but it is so much easier to be angry than live in pain and misery. Ah...You say anger IS pain and misery. Well, it...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was a Catholic school girl, when I went to primary school it was rare for the local school not to be catholic, luckily my secondary school had no religious affiliation so there...
    nemo69dory nemo69dory 22-25, F Apr 10

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    I am dating a married man. At first, it started as a casual fling. I never thought we'd see each other more than a couple of times due to our distance. But he's made a great...
    MisAdventuress MisAdventuress 36-40, F Apr 8

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    Everyone Remembers 9/11. A terrible time for many families as well as this country. For the longest, those who pledged to our flag got cocky. They believed that ours was the...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    Children is great, but whats even funnier is something that happened yesterday; So i was at this church thing yesterday and one of the foreign exchange students was there and we...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I am a traditional Catholic wife and mom. I was born into a Catholic family and all family members including my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. I do not...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Well, child. Today he asked me why we don't go to church. So I said because I don't believe what they teach. He replies what do they teach? Response along the lines of heaven, hell...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am catholic but don't practice right now . I went to 16 years of catholic school which doesn't include kindergarten. I believe in God and hope to get back to Mass one day.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I was raised in a Catholic family as were my siblings. We are traditional Catholics and oppose Obama on birth control measures. We do not practice safe sex at all but unprotected...
    christiancatholicmom christiancatholicmom 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just got some really bad news about my family today and I am so angry because I cannot do anything to help them or change things since I'm at college. I hate being angry because...
    ColdDayMemory ColdDayMemory 22-25, F Apr 5

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    As a child my mother tried so hard to force my brothers and me to go to church. During the summer we'd have no other choice, but to go to church camp or "vacation bible school...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    This is a question I want answered especially by a guy!! I am or I was dating this guy. Now I'm getting the silent treatment for the 2nd time! First time he ignored me for 10 days...
    gymgirl71 gymgirl71 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Just was told that since I'm Catholic that not Christian nor do I believe in the Holy Spirit.... Funny thing was this was told to me by a self proclaimed Christian
    funphd funphd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I hate it when someone tries to make me feel guilty for no obvious reason. Saying no obvious reason because when I am wrong, when I do something wrong, when I know that I hurt...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 29

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    I am a Catholic wife and mom with traditional values in contraception and have a huge family from it. I am not on any birth control and my husband never uses a condom or pulls out...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    All it takes is ignorance said around me or people playing. Little stuff like touch my hair (b/c I have dreads) or touch my things without asking... Maybe because I'm a lot more...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I am not sure why I get so angry. . . it seems out of proportion to the events . . .so much goes back to ancient history . . so many times I have felt frustrated and deprived and...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    For a long time now it seems that I cannot have children. I try to not think about it much and just avoid the topic. I even stay away from family movies or anything to do with...
    polo03 polo03 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I am just so tired of being depressed. Tired of being angry. Tired of having anxiety. Tired of my anxiety getting so bad that it manifests physically. Tired of the down days. Tired...
    NoClueWhoIam NoClueWhoIam 18-21, F Apr 7

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