Letters about Pedophilia

There have been several e-mail letters regarding pedophilia. One person notified me of websites on the Internet which try to justify the behavior. Not surprising, they use the same basic arguments as those who want to rationalize homosexual behavior--or even birth control for that matter. The only twist is that they consider it possible for a minor (even a pre-pubescent child) to truly consent to sexual activity with an adult. I received a couple of letters from a pedophile who argued that point.

Most letters I received (like the one quoted in the article on Confession of Sins) focused on how the scandal has affected the Catholic Church. Below is another example. I leave it to the reader to judge the validity of the argument. I am still convinced that the best resource on this issue is Philip Jenkin's dispassionate book Pedophiles and Priests


Isn't it about time the Catholic Church took responsibility for pedophile priests instead of trying to play down the issue? The media may blow it out of proportion, but the Church is trying to ignore it. Which is better to play something up or to ignore it and hope it will go away. At least the media is trying to address an important issue, that the Catholic Church refuses to deal with. Priest are told they can't marry, but is a special point made of telling them not to molest? Is marriage more important for the Church to prevent, because molestation is harder to prove? Apparently so.

William Barnum


Pedophilia or Pederasty?

Pedophilia and Teaching of Bible

Other Letter regarding Boston Scandal

Letter from Former Catholic

Catholicism is the Answer

Felony Pedophilia

Is Celibacy the Problem?

"devil is asserting his power"

"you want Holy Priests, then we must adopt them..."

"I would still like to see him stay"

Homily on Boston Scandal

Homily on Local Scandal

A Satanic Temptation

What Jewish People Said About Pius XII

Historian Refutes Claims of "Hitler's Pope"

Mit Brennender Sorge Encyclical on the Church and the German Reich March 14, 1937

Not Hitler's Pope Articles on the subject of Pope Pius XII during WWII

Letter to Brill's Content Was Pius XII Hitler's Pope?

Forgotten Holocaust

Nazi Policy and the Catholic Church by KAROL JOZEF GAJEWSKI

Germaine Greer on Birth Control

Human Cloning: A Catholic Perspective (How the Unthinkable Became Inevitable)

The Bogus Knights of Columbus Oath