Originally Posted by donkhater
This can't be true. All I've been reading for the last few years is that it is the Catholic organization and traditions that were responsible for child molestation. That's why they must change with the times, etc., etc. No way child molestation occurs outside the Catholic Church. You must have your facts wrong.
Child abuse and sexual abuse are human problems. The fault I find with organizations of any kind is providing an environment that facilitates those problems. Assigning leadership roles to people who aren't qualified to lead is just one way that organizations do this. Establishing a culture of unquestioned authority is another. Promoting an ethical standard that is not rooted in any rational process would be a third.