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Teenage boys seduced priests who abused them in Father Benedict Groeschel’s opinion. He gave that opinion in an interview with the National Catholic Register. Story from ABC News.
Even when the newspaper questioned his comments, he went to say that it was “an understandable thing.”
The facts remain: teenage boys are teenage boys, priests are adults – or at least they should be.
That’s not the approach Groeschel is taking. He’s positing an out for priests who sexually abuse minors.
The sad part of this is that there are many Catholics who will grab onto this reasoning and run with it because Father Groeschel said it. Groeschel is the director of the Office of Spiritual Development of the New York Archdiocese and the host of a weekly show on the television network EWTN. In addition, he has a doctorate in psychology.
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