DUTCH ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS GUILTYOF UP TO 1000 MORE CASES OF SEX ABUSE

From DUTCH NEWS:

There was another group who ended up in the psychiatric wards: the boys who were sent there by a priest. Chances were that they would end up talking to psychiatrist Aimé Wijffels who specialised in castration, so much so that he became known nationally as ‘the castrator’. Wijffels himself claimed he did not castrate more than 35 men. Historian Marnix Koolhaas doubts very much whether this is true. "There must have more than 1,000," he insists.

In the fifties, doubts began to emerge about the voluntary nature of castration. Koolhaas spoke to Wijffels shortly before he died in 1991. He said the boys were sent to him by the priests they had confided in during confession. He would then speak to them about sterilisation, not castration. Wijffels thought his catholic faith justified his actions.

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DUTCH ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS GUILTYOF UP TO 1000 MORE CASES OF SEX ABUSE — 10 Comments

  1. I would say that this is unbelievable except that I’m realizing that most of the things I used to think were unbelievable AREN’T anymore….

  2. Is there any end or limit to the depravities committed by the RC hierarchy, this being only the latest sad example? I feel for sincere Roman Catholics who must often be shocked beyond belief at the things that have been going on. And these problems seem to be all over the place, not just one or two countries. It will be interesting to see what happens to Catholic doctrine on priestly celibacy when they don’t have enough priests to maintain the churches they have now, much less expansion.

  3. They are there now. American diocese have been quietly raiding Poland and Mexico for clergy. That cannot keep on forever.

    Ellie, I am prepare to accept the possibility of anything no matter how stupid these days.

    FWIW
    jimB

  4. Hup Holland Hup.

    God help the RCC hierarchy when they stand before the Throne of God. Won’t they be surprised to see all the women and gays and “heretics” standing there as their jury?

  5. Yes, Jim. I’ve often told the bride that the Catholic church is doomed because there are only so many sheltered Romanian farm boys left, and then where will they find new priests?

  6. Romanian farm boys are Orthodox; no use to the Catholics. You’ve confused Latin (culture/language) with (Roman)Catholic.

  7. 4.7% of Romanians are Roman Catholic. Okay, that’s probably not as many to choose from as some priests may like but it is enough to be going on with.

  8. At least in the 18th century they’d have found jobs at the opera or in a choir for these kids; now they just warehouse them. Sickening.
    Unintentionally funniest line of the month: “Doubts began to emerge about the voluntary nature of castration”. Wow-and as early as the Fifties, too!