the outrage over The abuse scandal in the Catholic Church from the point of view of the German cardinal Walter Brandmüller hypocrisy. “As the company’s acting pretty hypocritical,” he told the news Agency DPA, shortly before his 90. Birthday. “What is happening in the Church to abuse, is nothing else than what is happening in the society at all.” Sexual abuse is anything other than a specifically Catholic phenomenon. The real scandal is not that the representatives of the Church are distinguished in this point from the society as a whole.

“Not less in touch with reality is to forget or not to forget to mention, that 80 percent of the abuse cases in the Church environment, young men were children,” criticized brand müller. It was proved, moreover, “statistically”, that there is a connection between abuse and homosexuality.

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A last year study found that in Germany between 1946 and 2014, a total of 1670 Catholic cleric 3677 mostly male minors sexually are abused. In addition, entrusted with the study, scientists problematic structures in the Catholic Church were appointed, the abuse could still carry about the controversial obligation of the priests to celibacy (celibacy) and the pronounced clerical Power of the individual Priest.

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The Chairman of the Catholic German bishops ‘ conference, Reinhard Marx, had called forth pointed out that celibacy and homosexuality, “by itself” does not constitute an abuse.

Also, the theologian Paul Zulehner, had spoken out against the mixing. “This blending of homosexuality and abuse, I do not agree for scientific reasons,” he wrote on his Blog. “I know a lot of homosexuals, like heterosexuals, have a Mature and integrated sexuality, and no child abuse. But I know of Married couples whose sexuality is not integrated in spite of marriage, and child abuse. So it is not a question of sexual equipment, but rather of sexual maturity.”

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According to brand-Miller are gay should be sexual not a priest. “For the simple reason that a homosexual is to cope with sexual orientation is very difficult,” he said. “In addition, a priest fathers must be. Those who are not emotionally normal human love and responsibility for the family, would also encounter as a priest in trouble.”

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brand-Miller, belongs to a group of conservative cardinals also had to openly challenge the Pope. He is regarded as one of the fiercest critics of Pope Francis’ course of modernization. In the so-called Dubia letter, he called together with the now deceased Joachim Meisner of Francis a clarification to its openness to Divorced and remarried.

The Pope is exacerbated in the criticism, because he is doing too little against the abuser. At the end of February, a summit in the Vatican takes place on the subject.

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