Cardinal Cupich says the Vatican abuse summit will not focus on vulnerable adults or seminarians

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this week’s Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on the protection of minors, underscoring that homosexuality is not a cause of sexual abuse.

While it is important to recognize the fact that a high percentage of sex abuse involves “male on male sex abuse,” Cupich said, “homosexuality itself is not a cause.” It is a matter of “opportunity and also a matter of poor training on the part of people.”

“The pope is asking us to make sure that we focus on the the task at hand, if in fact we begin to inflate expectations by including other topics, then we are not going to achieve the goals,” Cardinal Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago, said at a Vatican press conference Feb. 18.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Let me get this STRAIGHT: when a homosexual Priest gaily abuses a young boy, THAT is not homosexuality. Oh, ok. And as to " matters of opportunity," is he speaking of some OTHER opportunity used by predators who are cloaked in the secrecy of a church parrish? Oh, ok. So, I guess we now have to concern ourselves with tbe STRAIGHT, celibate Priests who. due to tbeir TRAINING ( seminary), decide to act out abusively/sexually. This seems awfully circuitous to me. He gave himself...and the whole agenda...away. May God Help Us All.