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Millennium-Vatican II in the Vatican

It's not enough now, if the Catholic Church for the sexual abuse punished individual. You must change as a Whole in a radical way. The abolition of celibacy.

The political week preview of Heribert Prantl Heribert Prantl

Prof. Dr. Heribert Prantl is a member of the editorial Board of the süddeutsche Zeitung, he has led for 25 years, the Department of the interior policy and is now the head of the departments opinion. He teaches as an honorary Professor for legal studies at the University of Bielefeld. He's right, history and philosophy studied, in parallel, a journalistic training, and in copyright and competition law a doctorate. Before he left in 1988 as political editor for the SZ, he was a Prosecutor and judge in Bavaria. He loves the music of the upper Palatinate, compatriot Christoph Willibald Gluck. When he hears the put by he novels, history books, the "pure legal doctrine", and even the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Heribert Prantl has written the price of numerous political books and, for the first book, "Germany, flammable" he received the Geschwister-Scholl -. Among its other awards including the science award of the house of Thurn and Taxis, the Kurt-Tucholsky-prize of the rhetoric-the price of the University of Tübingen, Germany, Hildegard Hamm-Brücher-price, of the seven Pfeiffer award, the Wilhelm-Hoegner-price and the Brüder-Grimm-prize of the University of Marburg. For his editorials on the major Christian holidays of the faculty of theology of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, he was awarded the Dr. h. C. theology. Recent book publications: "In the name of humanity. Save the refugees" (2015); "in Spite of all of this. Europe, you got to love" (2016) and "instructions for use of the populists" (2017).

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next Thursday begins in the Vatican one of the most important conferences in the history of the Church. Pope Francis has quoted the presidents of the Episcopal conferences and of all religious communities to Rome. The Meeting carries the name of the Council, but it is a Vatican Council II: It is a Council of shame, of repentance, and that so many are outraged by the Christians hope of a radical change. The Council is of the sexual abuse. The bishops should know, after your return, "the applicable laws, as well as the necessary steps to prevent abuse, the victim care and ensure that no case will be hushed up or buried". So Pope Francis has announced the Meeting.

offender may no longer work as a priest

Unsparing discussion? Unsparing Enlightenment? Radical Self-Criticism? How would that look like? You would have to begin to replace the word "abuse" "violence"; "abuse" is a trivializing term. Sexual abuse in educational and dependency, sexual violence is conditions. It is not a question of venial sins, it comes to violent crime, and as such you need to be in the future referred to in the law book of the Catholic Church, the Codex Juris Canonici, and punished. It must be noted that perpetrators may no longer work as a priest. So it stood until 1983, in the Church's law book. The offender should be suspended, the rule in Church law, was "as vicious, explained, every office, every Benefiziums, every dignity and every job will be removed". The crimes cry out for clear words and a clear penalty (see my comment "a millstone around the neck" and the guest comment of the Church lawyer Peter Landau, "Immediately excommunicate" ).

Recently, Pope Francis has an American cardinal, the former Washington Theodore McCarrick, the Archbishop, because of "sexual misconduct in dealing with Minors and adults," and because of abuse from the Clerics power to dismiss. This is a case of many Thousands, by tens of thousands. The crisis is arrived at the top. In Germany, in the autumn of 2018 of the German bishops ' conference presented "abuse, study shows" that between the years of 1946 and 2014, 1670 Catholic cleric 3677 Minor violence have done to (not see Matthias Drobinski, "When you pray"). The are only the in of the study showed cases. The actual Numbers will be much, much higher.

"I am often close to despair"

Franz-Josef Overbeck, the Essen Ruhr Bishop, has declared in an Interview: "I am close to often of despair". He lost his "reason for confidence in the Church", but he's quarrel "with their timing, and the current form". In desperation, the earlier conservative Bishop has broken with his Conservatism. He defended the obligation of celibacy, the celibacy of the Catholic priest, as he has done earlier. "It is good that at least now we are talking about."

11. September of the Church? No, the violence here comes from the Inside

The Essen-based forensic expert Norbert Leygraf in 2012, examined the files of eighty delinquent priests. Only a minority, there was evidence of pedophilia, but often to immature sexuality, repressed homosexuality and the loneliness of the celibate priest. Bishop Overbeck wrote, "that some of the ideas and aspects of our Catholic sexual morality, as well as some Power and hierarchy structures have facilitated sexual abuse and still favour". Sexual violence is not like a 11. September, the Church came; it came from the inside. And she was encouraged to talk by Small and Cover up.

The outrageous superiority claim of the Church

The Catholic clergy has been discredited, to the layman, sexual, moral messages, and rules, as he has done it for so long. In the February number of the "voices of time", the journal of the Jesuits, this is the judgment of the Salzburg doctrine of Professor Hans-Joachim Sanders. He therefore rejects a dismissive comparison that in the Catholic Church is still common: There are also sports clubs and the world would be but secular boarding schools, and other institutions need, therefore, in which miss and are eager to cover-up: "The comparison is prohibited," said the theology Professor, "not only because of the scale. In any other violation of the organization will be charged a superiority claim such as in the Catholic Church." His connection with the abuse is the Catholic mark.

The acts are "Catholic", so, in General, in the literal sense. They contaminate everything that is called Church. It is a violence that is spreading like a smelly Gas, you can't close the window. And the pile of dirt that was piled with the crimes against the children and young people, is so great that he is also in front of the door of other denominations. The unworthiness and meanness of the priests, who are to become sexual perpetrators of violence, and dishonored the churches. And that is the further meanness: immaculate, highly dedicated chaplains have come under suspicion. You distrust, not rarely encounter bears no relation or ridicule to triple.

celibacy: The false eleventh commandment

When using a Quasi-Ecumenical Council at the Vatican to give it a Bußfeier; and victims of sexual violence to hold talks. It is not enough. The bishops need to talk about the Catholic Power, and sexual morality - and over your previous priest image. For a thousand years, the Vatican does so, as the obligation to celibacy of the Catholic priest was the eleventh commandment. It was and is done, as the celibacy is a sacred duty. That's not true. And also the majority of Catholics the married priests is not more than a Lutheran aberration, but as a wise Option. The abolition of the celibacy is something the Catholic Church needs and what the parishes need. It would be good if the Vatican conference in Rome came to this realization. Then you would be a thousand-year conference.

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