Alcoholism and addiction take over. It has become a double stigma: Data from studies using a variety of psychological measures do not indicate that gay people are more likely than heterosexuals to possess any psychological characteristics that would make them less capable of controlling their sexual urges, refraining from the abuse of power, obeying rules and laws, interacting effectively with others, or exercising good judgment in handling authority. He wanted to tell his own parish first. If you do not deal honestly with your sexuality, it will deal with you.
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But all things in proportion. Scarred, scared men became priests, and certain distinct patterns emerged. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. And then I had a meltdown. He had received an offer at a start-up, and he would have loved to take it, but it paid half as much, and he felt locked into a lifestyle that made this pay cut impossible.
We still do not know why, exactly, the traditionalist Benedict XVI decided to be the first pope to resign the office, but some were quick to note that he had compiled an extensive dossier on sexual abuse in the church … and yet somehow felt unable to act. The McCarrick case in particular revealed that the pattern of concealment and toleration of abuse went to the very top of the church. Are children at risk for sexual abuse by homosexuals? And then I had a meltdown. One, as we have come to learn, was sexual acting out and abuse. It is our understanding that the hearing will be public and televised and that Ms. Log in or link your magazine subscription.