Skip to comments.Mark Wahlberg wants church clean-up after sex scandal
Posted on 04/02/2013 4:58:19 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
He tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "I'm just glad that it's all coming to light so we can clean up the church so these things aren't happening any more. These are horrible things. Paedophiles or what have you hiding behind the cloth needs to be dealt with and addressed. But my faith will never waver because of people who are weak in the flesh." Wahlberg adds of his religious lifestyle, "Being a Catholic and also being a husband and a parent definitely makes me think a little bit longer and harder about the (movie) choices I make, but being an artist I've got to be able to have the freedom to try things that I want to do. So I just weigh those decisions up. Everything comes in to play."
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"....my faith will never waver because of people who are weak in the flesh." Wahlberg adds of his religious lifestyle, "Being a Catholic and also being a husband and a parent definitely makes me think a little bit longer and harder about the (movie) choices I make, but being an artist I've got to be able to have the freedom to try things that I want to do. So I just weigh those decisions up. Everything comes in to play."
I don’t agree with his politics, but he appears to be a devoted husband and father.
We can respect him for that.
Ted wasn’t that bad of a movie. I enjoyed it.
Abides = Abuse. IPads do what they do. Apologies.
I finally watched Ted this weekend and was rolling on the floor laughing. It was good. He has always been a good actor. Way better than his boy-band days.
Good for Mark.
Mark Wahlberg channeling Derek Zoolander.
“Until that is even addressed, God will not remove His judgment.”
And the judgment was?
That was his brother, Donnie Wahlberg.
The question rather is vladimir988, what IS the jugement.
God judges sin.
The Bible is very, very clear. Christ forgives sin, if we admit it and repent.
The Catholic Church as an institution has neither admitted of its homosexual sin, nor repented.
Remember Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch? He was a boy bander too. Yea, my age is showing.
I am not defending all of his views or politics, but he is a great actor.
No...Donnie was the Band of Brothers Walhberg. Ted was Marky Mark.
Mark seems to be a real redemption story. Unbelievable punk as a kid. But he got himself squared away and is a decent guy.
This was the group that Father Tom Doyle supported.
Yeah, I remember when he was still “Marky Mark” he got into some hot water for anti-gay remarks he made.
Yes, they can be confusing - I believe Donnie was Band of Brothers and Mark was all of the other movies I mentioned and then some. Wasn’t Donnie also in the movie the Sixth Sense?
And the judgment was?
I think that Mark Wahlberg being a Catholic is the judgment. To quote Cardinal Mahony, "They've already suffered enough. My God man, have you no soul?"
Thought “The Other Guys” was the funniest thing I’ve seen in years.
All abuse is wrong. When it was covered up and protected by the Catholic hierarchy, it was 1000 times worse than simple abuse.
My wife went into panic attack when The Rock jumped off the building early on and we couldn’t finish. (she is a big Rock fan).
“The Catholic priesthood is infected with homosexuals”
Percentage wise their are more homosexual abuse cases in protestant faiths and the Jewish commnity. But the Catholic Church is the only one with a head of the church and the only faith organization you can get any money out of it, so it’s the Catholics they go after. There is also more sex abuse cases among the teaching professions (public schools) and elderly care than there are among Catholic priests. Public schools hardly ever fire the perpetrator, they just move them from one district to the other. The Catholic Church is the one with the money and lawyers are not stupid.
hahahaha... OMG that is some kind of funny
I remember that. And what did he say that made it all better and soothe the ruffled gay feathers?
"Sucking d$#k is cool."
Somehow that seemed WAY worse than his original remarks.
“Boogie Nights” vs “Decent Guy”
A funny story about Wahlberg. He had a part in a movie that had several real martial artists in it, and there was a scene where he was at the top of a hill, running down it to escape, when one of the martial artist villains pushes a car after him.
He was supposed to run for a while, then dive behind a big rock for his own safety, since the car was uncontrolled. However, the car was balanced so precariously, and the martial artist was so strong, he basically *threw* the car after him.
Wahlberg later commented that the look of abject terror on his face was not acting. The director loved the take, fortunately.
I looked at “Boogie Nights” more as a cautionary tale about what that lifestyle will do, I sure didn’t see it as celebrating it.
So? It’s still a graphic, horribly anti-family movie. You can take a hardcore porn film and put a warning to kids at the end but that doesn’t make it a good movie.
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That site sure writes funny to be a credible site, for instance, here where they go from saying “child sex-abuse” and then mixes up some things to give a false impression by describing adult sex instead. This isn’t the way respectable sources write and mix and match.
“James Cobble, executive director of CMR, who oversees the survey, says the data show that child sex-abuse happens broadly across all denominationsâ and that clergy aren’t the major offenders.
“The Catholics have gotten all the attention from the media, but this problem is even greater with the Protestant churches simply because of their far larger numbers,” he says.
Where does the Baptist buck stop?: Southern Baptists acknowledge abuse among churches
(Terry Mattingly: Leadership U., June 19, 2002)The clergy sexual abuse statistics were staggering.
Local reports from angry, hurt and humiliated laypeople were too horrifying to ignore.
. . . “The incidence of sexual abuse by clergy has reached ‘horrific proportions,’ “ according to a 2000 report to the Baptist General Convention of Texas. It noted that studies conducted in the 1980s found that about 12 percent of ministers had “engaged in sexual intercourse with members” and nearly 40 percent had “acknowledged sexually inappropriate behavior.”
Rabbi’s Odyssey Reflects Struggle on Sexual Abuse: Jews Begin to Confront Silence That Hid Clergy’s Misdeeds (Alan Cooperman), Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, February 2, 2003; Page A17
Rabbi Sidney Goldenberg appears in court in December 1996, accused of abusing a 12-year-old girl. He later pleaded no contest to one count. (File Photo/ Mark Aronoff — Santa Rosa Press Democrat)”
I don’t agree with his politics, or his stance on gun-control, but I still think he’s a great actor and a real “hottie!” I’ve read some of his interviews, and he seems to be a man dedicated to his family and his hometown. He also did behind the scenes (ie. without a lot of publicity) visits to the military in Afghanistan and he supports our troops.
Yeah, and I remember his early days as “Marky Mark” too. I read recently where he was having some of his tattoos removed and had his kids accompany him as he went to the doctor so they could see/hear his pain—he doesn’t want them doing what he did! I had to smile at his obvious “growth and maturity” in transitioning from punkster to actor to respectable husband/dad. I bet he’s a neat guy...
Enough already! I feel like I am living in an alternate universe. After reading the comments, I realize that there are still a majority of people who think the church has done absolutely nothing to change their policies in screening seminarians, reporting abuses, removing the culprits, apologizng, etc.. I expect better from Freepers who ought to know better.
Because the RC Church is so huge, and because it has a hierarchy, the abuses of which 80% of the cases were attributable to - homosexual clergy with teenage boys, they have been broadcast all over and over and over and over again, and again, and again!!!!! They are not typically pedophilia but homosexual in nature. The fact that this is still being called Pedophilia is harmful to our youth, See my comments below about the Boy Scouts!!
Yes the abuses were horrible; Yes, they should have been stopped and punished and removed from the clergy; Yes the victims deserved attention and apology from the bishops, etc, and there was no excuse for the many years that nothing was done - which should have been done case by case immediately. The church has learned its lesson, although there is still some who are in denial. However, Pope Benedict has been excellent in cleaning out the church of many bad bishops - who were either homosexuals themselves or were afraid to act and intimidated by the enormity of the problem. Thank God that many seminaries have been totally restructured and candidates for prieshood are now being screened very well. The newly ordained priests are terrific, at least the ones I have met in the past 5 years are very dedicated and holy men.
HAS SOCIETY LEARNED ANYTHING FROM THIS DEBACLE?
NO! Harping continually against the RC Church will not correct the problems in the general society. The fact is that the RC church has adressed their problems, and hopefully will not have new cases anymore or will be handled better in the future.
BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE BOY SCOUTS? WHAT ABOUT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
The Gay Lobby is trying to force the Boy Scouts to accept Homosexuals as troop leaders. It is to the Gay Lobby’s advantage to continue to lable the Catholic Church problems as Pedophilia when it was actually primarily homosexual in nature.
As for the schools, is no one concerned about the constant drum of cases whereby teachers are abusing our children from small kids to high schoolers? Both male and female teachers! Is it because these institutions are less easy targets than the RCC Church?
If we as a society close our eyes and only keep yammering about a problem that has been resolved and then look the ohter way at other abusers, how is that helping our children?
This is the Mark Wahlberg who starred in "Boogie Nights"....he NEEDED to change his life! If he has repented, good for him.
I think Boogie Nights may have been the turning point for him. Seriously, he was pretty bad before then and even did some time. God works in mysterious ways remember. Perhaps God chose him to be in Boogie Nights as a wake up call. God is above all remember. I know some don’t believe that God is in charge of everything but he is.
Alfred Molina and Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian”... brilliant.
“The Catholic Church as an institution has neither admitted of its homosexual sin, nor repented.”
The Catholic Church is not guilty of any sin. Many men in it have committed terrible sins, but the Church committed none.
Child molesters. Pedophiles.
Other than moving known child molesting priests from one parish to another, the Roman Catholic Church is innocent.
The Catholic Church didn’t even do that. Certain Bishops, however, did.