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Stefanie Nicholas ☩ @StefMNicholas
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I know this is uncomfortable. I know this isn’t an easy thing to talk about. But we can’t let our discomfort scare us away from seeking solutions from a foundation of truth. This is primarily a homosexual pederasty problem. We cannot hide from this in the Church any longer.
Also, I need to note as well that we need to consider per capita numbers here to get a real picture.
23% of the cases being heterosexual in nature SOUNDS like a decent chunk of the problem. And of course in raw numbers it is significant and must also be combatted in a different manner.
However, we have to understand that the highest, inflated estimates from the most liberal sources would place “homosexuals” (in this case those experiencing pervasive SSA and acting upon it, obviously) at around 10% of the general population.
So gay males would be around half of that (actually not sure if there is a difference in proportion of “homosexual” males vs females, but the point stands). So you’re talking about a tiny fraction committing the VAST majority of abuse.
It’s disproportionate and it should be very troubling to us just how many people with deep homosexual inclinations have been ordained in decades past, against the teachings of the Church that they are not to be ordained to the priesthood unless they’ve truly overcome SSA.
Any way you look at it, the hard truth is clear: this isn’t primarily a pedophile problem, it’s an ephebophilia (attraction to post pubescent youth) problem.

Primarily homosexual (pederasty).
Important to note that as a practicing Catholic I affirm the teaching of the Church that a person is not a homosexual as their innate identity, but rather a person can experience deep seated homosexual inclinations that are prolonged, and in this case acted upon.
That’s the way I’m using “homosexual” here for the sake of brevity.
Anyways, I need to make exceptionally clear that no one is saying or implying that all who battle same sex attraction are abusers. That would be absurd.
Nor am I implying that said persons are not loved by God or are not welcomed in the Church. God seeks that all men be saved, including those who experience these disordered inclinations. Including those who sin by acting upon them, they are called to repentance and reconciliation
However, the Church needs to enforce her teaching that these individuals not be ordained unless and until their inclinations are no longer a problem for them, and that must be judged on a case by case basis.
We need to put the safety of children and young people in the Church over the feelings of those with deep seated homosexual inclinations. Not to mention the precious souls of all involved.
I don’t claim to have all of the answers nor a perfect understanding of the Church’s teachings on this matter. But what I do have is a voice to speak the truth in order to begin an honest dialogue, and I know none of this is popular, but I believe I am morally compelled to say it
May God bless and keep you all. Keep the faith. Turn your eyes upon Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, whatever your struggles may be. We are all sinners in need of a physician.

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