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Seriously?? sick!!
1 posted on 08/31/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

I seriously doubt that even the gayest of gay teenagers would want to seduce a 79 year old priest.

That being said, I am waiting for the administration at Penn State to trot out this defense.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 8:40:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: wyowolf

InB4 FR Catholic apologizers 3,2,1...


3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:40:32 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: wyowolf

Excommunication—Now!


4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:43:31 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: wyowolf
should not go to jail on a first offense.

Public authorities are not those keeping count.

The term "first offense," for serial perverts, means first time caught.

5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:43:31 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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Fr. Groeschel is a holy many who was in a serious car accident a few years ago, from which he has never recovered fully. After the accident, he was in a coma for a month. As a result of he accident, his cognitive abilities are seriously and permanently impaired. The archdiocese of New York and Groeschel’s own order of priests have repudiated his remarks, and groschel himself has recanted, apologized, and asked for understanding in light of his brain injuries.
6 posted on 08/31/2012 8:45:32 AM PDT by utahagen
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Fr. Groeschel is a holy many who was in a serious car accident a few years ago, from which he has never recovered fully. After the accident, he was in a coma for a month. As a result of he accident, his cognitive abilities are seriously and permanently impaired. The archdiocese of New York and Groeschel’s own order of priests have repudiated his remarks, and groschel himself has recanted, apologized, and asked for understanding in light of his brain injuries.
7 posted on 08/31/2012 8:46:19 AM PDT by utahagen
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This is seriously wrong, inexcusable. Fr. Greschel, who's about 80, had head injuries from a near-fatal car accident a few years ago, and several strokes since then. I wonder if tha has had an impact on his ability to think clearly?

That does not, however, explain why the Register put it up on their website --- and then took it down.

Horribly bad judgment all around.

8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:49:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: wyowolf

I agree. Fr. Groeschel is a wonderful man, a true priest. But he probably is suffering from some sort of brain damage to have said this.

To put it in perspective, I think it is probably true that a good man of the small percentage of priests who have affairs are seduced by the women or young men with whom they have those affairs. Perhaps even a majority, although that must be pure speculation.

But a priest is a priest, sworn to serve God. It’s his job to refuse any such temptations, and if he gives in to them, that’s no excuse.

In other words, he may be technically correct in what he says, but he never would have put it that way when he was entirely sound of mind.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 9:01:16 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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This guy should be banned from any future public appearances. He apparently has lost it and should be sent out to pasture unless its revealed he is a pedophile.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 9:05:35 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: wyowolf
Father Groeschel previously made very appropriate remarks about what a shame such behavior is and how harm harmful. I agree with those who say this is probably an example of age and injury having confused him. His seminars on sin and virtue are so excellent. He'll probably have to stop doing tv and radio, but sorry to see him go off the air.
17 posted on 08/31/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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No they shouldn’t go to jail on first offense. They should be shot and removed from the gene pool.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 9:36:13 AM PDT by formosa
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