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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"! 237 People

    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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    In View Of This, All Catholics Should Think About This.

    This is them = "Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to you in sheeps covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. By thier fruits you will recognise them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? Likewise every good tree produces...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    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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    Idk I Just Don't Trust This Religion

    Beaten, R@pe or they do not accept you? I'm glad that I wanted to be Christian..soon
    Cupcake2 Cupcake2 22-25, M May 30, 2011

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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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    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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    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 61-65, F 13 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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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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    How?

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

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    Not Angry Just Hurt.

    My dad and mom were both born into the Catholic Chuch an in many ways so too was I. I was born into a family that was paid funds in exchange for their boys. My dad was one of those boys so too my older brother and me. But this was not common catholic church, there were special...
    meetingself meetingself 41-45 1 Response Mar 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I left the church a few months ago. I am a single mother, and I was getting sick of the church's attitude towards women. There were many reasons why I left, but that would have to...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Below is a write up I have just finished compiling. Bride of Christ is to leave behind materials that will guide those who shall become believers during the tribulation period as...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I know today it is fashionable to bash the Catholic Church but I have to say that I am very happy and proud to be a Catholic today. The Catholic Church is the only Church that can...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I became a member of the LDS church late in life. I had Mormon family out in Utah...my Aunt Dorothy and Uncle George, and all of my cousins. My cousin Jeannie had come to live with...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I went through all the usual things that a Catholic does. My mother was very devout, so I was often called upon to drive her to church. I was an altar boy for many years and...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M Jul 20

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    And I am different in that sense as well. I love Jesus, and see Him as my savour, I have a big respect his mother, the Virgin Mary, I see her like a mediator. I also read the Bible...
    Calipri Calipri 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am Muslim guy and struggling for my career and life ,I found a girl whom I always dream about pretty ,innocent with talent and caring and same taste as mine in term of life.She...
    panko44 panko44 22-25, M Jul 12

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    I love my church family. I'm part of the church band and I lector occasionally. I also teach confirmation. I love leading people to Christ and helping them build a better...
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I lost a great deal of faith in the "church" over the years. Being pushed into it by my parents didn't help much either. "Start children off on the way they should go, and even...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am so angry for trusting my best friend. He was my best friend. The one that I thought would cover my back if someone were to hurt me, but what I found out... For the past 7...
    LynEdma LynEdma 22-25, F Jul 23

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    My mum said something that really struck a chord with me. I have been really hurt by somebody in my past who has left a mark on me. I don't like to talk about it anymore. I just...
    leo1292 leo1292 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    The unreasonably angry ones I mean. All I get on EP, from family and acquaintances are complaints from when about their marriages. Not actual honest concerns- not abuse, neglect...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just because you been hurt doesn't mean you should turn into someone your not. Don't give up and put aside your emotions and who you truly are just because of a few bad experiences...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I'm depressed angry and lonely, I'm so pissed off I hurt people around me which makes me sad because I hate hurting people and I'm lonely cuz I stay away from people so I don't...
    Ghost21z Ghost21z 13-15, M Jul 6

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    My mcm. David, I know you won't see this. But I love you, you mean the world to me. You showed you cared for me by waking up at 6am to talk to me on my way to school, even though...
    EvaJL EvaJL 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I enjoyed service today and playing with the children in the nursery today! How was church everyone? 😊
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I'm done allowing the same person to hurt me. I may still cry over you, think about you, miss you but I will move on in life and find someone that appreciates me for what I do and...
    kns62 kns62 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    People are drawn to me, they call upon me, they often ask me for advice which I have no qualifications to give. I am very careful not to give advice, but to give factual accounts...
    Human0xymoron Human0xymoron 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I found online this church in Milwaukee called the Metropolitan Community Church. It's kind of a small church, but it was packed when I went there...some had to stand in the back...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 9

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    I am a Roman Catholic god before anyone except for family I love god!!!!
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Until about 10th grade I was a repressed little catholic girl. They hated me and I hated them right back :)
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I have to go to church in the morning and there will be like 50 people from out of town. Our church is super tiny and only holds about 150 people uncomfortably. We will be packed...
    mwlabtech mwlabtech 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm so angry at my sons father he's lucky I'm far away or I would hurt him I'm so sick and tired of crying and arguing with him I'm done since he wants to be father of the year I...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    My mum and I used to be close until I turned 14 and we moved to the country. We rented a house from a man named glen who had 3 kids and lived in the shed he owned next to the house...
    nicole1999 nicole1999 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I dont hate you... I dont dislike you either. I guess i miss you.. Sounds silly huh? You had a way with ur words.. U said things that made those words come to life and it just...
    LoveeIsLife LoveeIsLife 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I first got saved when I was six years old back in 1984. And I still attend church every Sunday to this day. I attend a non-denominational church and I pretty much live a quiet, G...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I would never hurt someone intentionally. It's mean and unwise. I've been a victim of such sorts & I'm not angry with myself as much as I am feeling pity for that person. He'll be...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Texting in church! When I was 13 and finally got a cellphone I was excited and brought it everywhere. Including church I made the mistake of trying to sneak texting and my sound...
    britbrat95 britbrat95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    I go to church every Friday and Saturday. It's a small Russian church and it's good to go, I enjoy fellowship with my fellow friends and family once or twice a week. I'm going to...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    When hurt. Anger is hurt or fear. Mine gets huge. Violent ideations. Better than new sherlock holmes movie. Have to be on internet to redirect mind. Sigh.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Today is my boyfriends birthday. I told him hbd a few hrs ago and he's usually really sad like all the time so today he's happy. I was talking to my bestfriend and she sent me a...
    mikaylahoguexo mikaylahoguexo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I would rather no one be hurt but if you want to try and hurt someone why not try it on someone your own size?
    ashizz ashizz 22-25, F Jul 22

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    What kind of a sick person does that. Abuses kids and animals who does that? Better question WHY would you do that??!!! The dog doesn't know what he's doing unless you train him...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    don't, not much at all. When I do, I'm really not much good at handling it. I don't like anger much at all. Sometimes it's a fury inside & then it's mixed with love and passion and...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Animals and children cannot take care of themselves so they rely on us to love and care for them.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 22

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    The thought of someone wanting to hurt a child or an animal really disgusts me...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F Jul 22