See this online text:
- “The Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church: What Psychologists and Counselors Should Know”, by Thomas G. Plante and Courtney Daniels, Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2004 (2004), pp. 381-393. Available in PDF format at Psychology Today, at Santa Clara University, and if these webpages are down, on this page of Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (which is the 30 April 2013 snapshot of the aforementioned Psychology Today page).
- [N.B.1, The text does not show whether it was written by Catholic Christians. However, while we do not agree with all its statements, we submit that it provides a concise and even-handed psycho-social clarification of the homosexual abuse crisis that is free of underlying agendas.]
- [N.B.2., On alleged abuse in other communities, see this article by Patrick Parkinson et al. about child sexual abuse in the Anglican community in Australia and the Wikipedia article on alleged abuse in Jewish American communities.]
First posted on 17 July 2014, on the Feast of Saint Marina of Qannoubine in the Maronite church; and re-posted with additional links upon the conclusion of the 2016 US Academy Awards, in which “Spotlight”, a movie about the homosexual abuse crisis in a US diocese, was acclaimed Best Picture (after a vote that was presumably free of ideological agendas and political considerations). For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
Heavenly Father, we bless and thank You for the witness of Saint Marina of Qannoubine, who, by Your grace, endured evil calumny with patience and charity. We beseech You to strengthen Your servants who have also been falsely accused, bring to repentance those who are rightly called to account for their crimes, and grant justice and mercy to their victims, by the Holy Spirit Who proceeds from You and through Your Son. Through Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.