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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"! 241 People

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    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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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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    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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    How?

    How is it the church's fault?
    Thatgirl8654 Thatgirl8654 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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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    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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    That Catholics should know. The R. Catholic church says that the Pope is the head of the Catholic Church. Ans: The Bible says the Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the church...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have heard what they believe and that they have their own Bible. I was raised Lutheran, ironically, which is a spin-off of the Catholic church. It used to be good, but now the...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I don't understand Catholics sometimes. They believe in God but they worship the Virgin Mary. Don't they know that by worshipping her, they are breaking the 2nd Commandment? Thou...
    InfiniteSpecks InfiniteSpecks 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I fondly remember my Catholic experience as a grammar school student. When school was in session, Mass everyday except Saturday. The nuns. The beautiful ornate church. The...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M Nov 1

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    I was born and I grew up in a Catholic country, I went to Catholic school. The Church has authority in my homeland, and priests and nuns do whatever they want to and nobody stops...
    NarcissaBlack NarcissaBlack 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I'm currently a Lutheran, but I have always felt drawn to the catholic church. I also feel that the Lutheran church (although great) is not for filling my spiritual needs. I have...
    AStern AStern 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm Catholic...haven't practiced the Faith as far as attending Mass in a few years..but I believe very much in what the Catholic Church Professes to Believe in and Preach....I have...
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I've been trying to find posts or resources about what I'm going though. Because I feel like I'm a lone in it. I am apart of an adoption story. But I wasn't the one adopted, my 3...
    AdventureIsLife AdventureIsLife 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    in high school in 11th grade by my best friend!! we were the closest things ever!!! thank one day out of the blue she stopped talking to me, age never told me why, and till this...
    canttell21 canttell21 18-21, F Nov 13

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    I Hate My Church I felt deeply in grieved and spiritually drained with my church. Something is missing. Our pastor is an intelligent withdrawn man who never talks to us for so long...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I believe in God but I don't believe in religion or church. I am not lazy, I just hate the unjustifiable crimes committed in the name of the church and religion. I believe in...
    MissChelsea97 MissChelsea97 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I don't believe there is such a thing as a pro-choice Catholic, and I'm glad neither the church does as well.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I have many family members who are Mormons, and sometimes when I'm staying with my dad I attend the Mormon Church. I'll explain how it goes. For the first hour, three or four...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I grew up in a family where spanking was the main punishment. I could get some aditional punishment like grounding or no tv. But a painful spanking was the main dish. My dad is a...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Since my husband of 15 years left our 4 kids and myself for another mother at our kids school, I have become a person consumed with anger. He has had little contact with the...
    40startingagain 40startingagain 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ewtn.com The Journey Home interviews by Marcus Grodi. This night I heard the story of a non Catholic, (non Christian?-I missed the beginning) married man & how at age 55+ he became...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't have any maternal instincts or desires. I don't enjoy dealing with children. I'm not adept at dealing with children. I honestly don't find small children cute. To me they...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone. I'm new here. I was looking for a site that would give me the opportunity to vent. In late January of 2013, I was at work. This handsome looking Hispanic guy...
    MissVa MissVa 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I'm angry because I'm HUNGRY. I'm hungry because my butt hurts. My butt hurts because [insert too much information). And because of that, I'm HUNGRY...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Nov 11

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    I am angry, depressed, and lonely. My wife left me almost three years ago. I was very angry in the beginning. I still get angry but its not as severe. She was not taking care...
    Joe1064 Joe1064 46-50, M Nov 12

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    I do this, but I haven't really analyzed it. I spose clamming up when insecure makes sense. I think most people do that. When hurt, I'm busy processing the why's and how's and...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Sometimes I wonder why I was allowed to get sick at a time like t. People get upset with me when I don't know how to depend on others but I learned from an early age that my...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    He is married, with a wife and kids, and I am his best friend. We became close to the point we were totally ourselves around each other. I was dealing with a broken engagement and...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 27

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    I am afraid of hurting the ones I care and love I do apologise for that. Does anyone feel the same? I mean I'm afraid of having a boyfriend because I don't want to hurt them...
    Beckywolf Beckywolf 13-15 1 Response Oct 28

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    I don't know why, I've been angry for a long long time, but this morning I am fuming, I want to end everything with everybody, I want to hurt myself and others and this isn't me, I...
    manateecupatea manateecupatea 16-17, F Nov 1

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    It takes quite a bit to make me angry. I am pretty laid back and happy. Unfortunately, I married one of the angriest men I've known. He ******* about EVERYTHING. It's getting...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I do not like people who hurt animals and children. People who do that deserve life incarceration and rot in hell. Animals and children are Gods Creations and they do t deserve to...
    debbieeee2014 debbieeee2014 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Everyone knows life is hard. I especially know that. But why, WHY, did my dad have to go and remarry? Is he seriously joking? I'm mad that my dad didn't trust me to tell me about...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I hurt people so much when I'm angry.. I lose control and talk things which I'm not supposed to and regret later.. anger makes me take the wrong decisions in life.. within a moment...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Does anyone feel the same? I mean I'm afraid of having g a boyfriend because I don't want to hurt them physically or mentally because I have anger problems and emotional issues...
    Beckywolf Beckywolf 13-15 Oct 28

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    I'm a proud pro-life Catholic.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M Nov 15

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    I just want to meet other people who are Catholic and wouldn't mind just being friends and talking about whatever.
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It hurts so much to be this angry. It feels impossible that I'll ever let it go. It's a heavy weight. Too heavy. :(
    Hope1985 Hope1985 26-30, F Oct 28

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    Saw a bit of history repeated the other day. My daughters came in late on Saturday night and so they both went over my knee for a spanking for coming in after curfew. They were on...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    I feel worried that being angry is bad. I feel bad that I get worried about feeling angry. I feel scared that i will be judged for being angry. I feel scared that being angry will...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ******* furious. You know who you are if you see this and you have royally pissed me off, I asked you to stop showing me screenshots of what said, repeatedly, yet you just ignored...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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