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Video: Brazilian Catholic Priest Allegedly Abusing Teen Altar Boy

Yesterday, in my post about the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, I linked to an AP story about three Brazilian priests accused of sexually abusing altar boys:

Brazilpriest "The case came to light after the SBT network aired a video purportedly showing an 82-year-old priest having sex with a 19-year-old altar boy who worked for him for four years. Other young men appeared on the report saying that they, too, had been abused by Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa. Also under investigation are Monsignor Raimundo Gomes, 52, and Father Edilson Duarte, 43, for allegedly having sexual relations with boys and young men. According to a statement from the church, the three priests are 'supposedly involved in acts (yet to be proven) of sexual abuse.' The statement did not say whether the men admit or deny guilt. None of the priests could be located to ask about the case, and the church would not provide contact details for them...In its report last week, SBT showed footage of a man who looks like Barbosa having sex with the 19-year-old. It said the footage was secretly filmed in January 2009 by a 21-year-old man who charges Barbosa had abused him since age 12. SBT said the video was sent anonymously to the network, and reporters went to the town of 200,000 people to investigate last month."

Hundreds of new allegations of sexual abuse have surfaced in the German church alone, it has been reported. So many, in fact, that Vatican offices are having trouble dealing with the amount of work they are generating.

This is the modern day Catholic Church under Pope Benedict. Shameful.

The SBT news clip (censored), AFTER THE JUMP...

(Warning: Censored but possibly NSFW)

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  1. Yes. This needs more sunlight! But, the case mentioned in the article is only the tip of the iceberg. Even the Vatican is involved in spreading notions which enjoy no scientific support other than trumped up clap-trap voodoo science. Faced with the widespread child molestation scandal what group did they single out as being 'responsible'? Gay priests! Now, I have known a few gay priests in my 62 years none of whom would dream of molesting a child. Science on the subject is quite to the contrary. Studies have shown that sexual attraction to children (Pedophilia) or adolescents (Hebephilia / Ephebophilia) is not related to sexual orientation. Although the latter has enjoyed more acceptance historically. Further, child molestation is often more about power than sex. Yes, the children molested by the so-called 'gay priests' are almost exclusively boys, but, that has much more to do with opportunity resulting from the patriarchal, males only, structure of the Roman Catholic Church than with attraction to the same gender. Of course, any 'men only' club will be attractive to some gay men. Nevertheless, to the extent that homosexuality is involved it can sometimes be at least partially traced to the already felt, whether recognized or not, same gender attraction of the teen-aged boys themselves. (I'll specifically exclude pre-pubescent boys - that is outright pedophilia.) I have it on good authority that far more sexual interaction between priests and teen boys happens than is reported let alone complained about. Add to that the repetitive nature of child abuse - abusers are often past victims themselves - and the Vatican response to this issue is not only inadequate it is misguided, prejudiced, scapegoating and dodging. I will hasten to add that I don't mean to excuse any system that is set up to attract gay adolescents into an abusive existence. Even when teen-agers know they are gay that does not translate to "open season." I think it is also important to note the slowly sliding definition of when one becomes an adult over the centuries. The Bible sets the age at thirteen. Most westerners, at least, today, would be revolted by that suggestion.

    We need to get to work stopping these lies from continuing, unchallenged, regardless of the source. It matters very little whether the source of misinformation and hate is a bogus "Christian" charlatan offering bogus 'therapy' or the hierarchy of the mainline churches propping up their hypocrisy and prejudice with the blathering 'science' of charlatans. and a few cherry-picked lines of 3,000 year old texts. All this while completely ignoring the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth whom they claim not only to follow but to represent.

    Posted by: Stefan | Mar 31, 2010 8:26:50 PM


  2. Typical. why are we so surprised? Catholic priest in Sydney are doing it with young guy all the time..I know of several and 1 boy who was taken to a catholic house and used by several..priest and brothers..

    Posted by: Kyle | Apr 3, 2010 12:25:38 AM


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