Post by Dechucka Post by Patrick B
a new and horrible crisis, one that the RCC was not prepared to face.
Which the RCC handle by not reporting the crimes but worse allowed the
abuse to continue
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Below is a list of sexaual abuse clinics bought and paid for by the
RCC here in the USA:
Johns Hopkins University Sexual Disorders Clinic
Institute of Living, Hartford Connecticut
Seton Psychiatric Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at John Hopkins
University School of Medicine
Clinic and Polyclinic for Child and Youth Psychiatry/Psychotherapy at
the University of Ulm, Germany
Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University, has studied sexual
abuse in the priesthood.
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago
Money-Berlin sex clinic,"
Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas
Carelink, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne
pastoral psychology at Loyola College in Baltimore
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Royal Ottawa Hospital
McLean Hospital in Belmont,
Arizona treatment center
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Institute for Forensic Psychiatry, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Forensic Psychotherapy at the University of Ulm,
Psychosomatic illness and Psychotherapy, University of Gie?en,
Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons in
St. Luke Institute - is inconspicuous to passersby on the street.
Keeping a low profile is important, because most of the 70 residents
are troubled Roman Catholic priests, a quarter of them accused of
Founded in 1981 by a priest-psychiatrist who later died of AIDS; St.
Luke is one of a handful of church-sponsored treatment programs across
the country that U.S. bishops have turned to for assistance in dealing
with priests who abuse children. In some instances, court records have
revealed, priests accused of abuse were sent periodically to these
treatment centers and then returned to ministry.
Kinsey Institute at the University of Indiana
Berlin/Money Sexual Disorders Clinic s
Trinity House, an outpatient clinic in Chicago
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality,
Rosenberg Clinic in Galveston ... Active treatment, especially
Tulane School of Social Work. Tulane's multidisciplinary approach is a
welcome addition to existing civil defenders such the New Orleans
Legal Aid Corp. and the Pro Bono project.
Still, in the admissions protocol for their program, Berlin and Money
guarantee those engaged in past, present or future child sexual abuse,
"We will not, however, report to your Probation Officer information
you tell us as a part of the normal doctor-patient privileged
relationship." By 1988 "at least eight men [were] convicted of
sexually abusing Maryland children while under treatment" at the Johns
Hopkins clinic." supporting the Maryland Attorney General's rejection
of Dr. Berlin's effort to cover-up ongoing child abuse. Moreover, Dr.
Paul McHugh, as former Johns Hopkins director of psychiatry and a
member of the Baltimore Archdiocese's Independent Review Board on
Child Sexual Matters was fully supportive of Berlin's efforts to
protect even active pedophiles in treatment at Johns Hopkins.
As you may know, St Luke's is one of the primary Catholic treatment
centers for priests battling personal sexuality issues. It is
disturbing, to say the least, that the founder of the institution has
such high praise and regard for men such as Drs. Money and Berlin. In
short, our Lord long ago warned of wolves in sheep's clothing and, as
detailed above, Kinseyan wolves have provided guidance to the Church
in therapeutically managing homosexual priests. Since the 50s, the
criminal justice system has adopted the same Kinseyan view of sex
offenders and therapeutic management as has the Church, with the same
disappointing and destructive results.
THE PSYCHIATRIST AS ACCOMPLICE
Thomas S. Szasz, M.D.
SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
In the long history of priests sexually abusing children, perpetrators
and victims play the principal parts. However, there are two other
important players in this drama, only one of which - the priests'
superiors, who ignored and indeed facilitated the crimes of their
subordinates - have received attention.
But the identity, the very existence, of the other accomplices - the
psychiatrists and psychiatric institutions that "diagnose" and "treat"
priests who, in fact, are criminals - has been overlooked. Why?
Because they are an integral part of our love affair with medicalizing
life and replacing responsibility with "therapy."
The tragedy of pedophilia begins, as do many modern tragedies, by
people stupefying themselves by confusing their own tongue,
re-enacting God's punishment of mankind at Babel. An adult who uses a
child for his sexual gratification is a kind of rapist: He is guilty
of the crime of assault. Such a person is a criminal, not a patient.
How does medicine - talking about diseases and treatments - enter into
this affair? The same way it enters into our belief that other
(mis)behaviors are diseases, amenable to treatment - through
psychiatry. It's a long story that can be condensed into a few
sentences. For millennia, masturbation, homosexuality, and the many
other non-heterosexual, non-procreative uses of the genital organs
were considered to be grievous sins and were prevented and punished
Toward the end of the 19th century, they started becoming "mental"
diseases. This process played an important part in the transformation
of mad-doctoring as quackery into modern psychiatry as a bona fide
branch of medicine.
Creating diseases by coining disease-sounding terms was raised to the
level of a psychiatric art form by Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing
(1840-1902), a German-born psychiatrist who was professor of
psychiatry at the Universities of Strasbourg, Graz and Vienna. The
work that made Krafft-Ebing world famous is "Psychopathia
Sexualis,"the first edition of which appeared in 1886. Sexology became
an integral part of medicine - and the new science of psychiatry - by
physicians authoritatively renaming sexual sins "sexual perversions"
and declaring them to be "cerebral neuroses" (Krafft-Ebing).
Lawyers, politicians and the public embraced this transformation as
the progress of science, rather than dismissing it as medical
megalomania based on nothing more than the manipulation of language.
Yet, Krafft-Ebing himself acknowledged that what he was doing had
nothing to do with science. It had to with "compassion." He wrote:
"The physician finds, perhaps, a solace in the fact that he may at
times refer those manifestations which offend against our ethical and
aesthetical principles to a diseased condition of the mind or the
body. ... He can save the honor of humanity in the forum of morality,
and the honor of the individual before the judge and his fellow-men."
Sigmund Freud extended Krafft-Ebing's psychopathologizing from sexual
behavior to everyday behavior. In "The Psychopathology of Everyday
Life" (1901), he inverted William Shakespeare's humanistic
interpretation of conflict as an integral part of life into a
dehumanized interpretation of tragedy as a manifestation of
At the root of the confusion about pedophilia lies the term "sex
crime." Exemplified by rape, so-called sex crimes are particularly
heinous types of assault. But assaults that result in blinding the
victim or rendering him paraplegic are also heinous, but we do not, on
that account, call them "eye crimes" or "neurological crimes." The
belief that sex crimes are "special" paves the way for the delusion
that they are diseases, a false belief psychiatrists turn into
"reality" by naming what were formerly perversions "paraphilias"
(homophilia, necrophilia, pedophilia, zoophilia).
This is factually erroneous and morally wicked, because sexually
assaulting a child is not a disease (just as homosexuality was never a
disease), and because viewing "pedophilia" as an illness, like
pneumonia, implies that the subject is not responsible for it and it
is treatable. In turn, these beliefs lead to excusing the behavior and
engaging in a pseudomedical charade of treating it. The result is that
psychiatrists and psychiatric institutions become accomplices to
pedophilia, especially by priests.
According to press reports, "centers used by the Catholic Church today
include the Johns Hopkins clinic, the Institute of Living and the
Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kans., according to those who treat
pedophilic priests. For the most part, the regimen for treating
pedophilia involves individual and group therapy to break down denial
and a 12-step program, similar to the Alcoholics Anonymous model, to
help control sexual addictions.
That is the psychiatrists' version of such programs. The clergy's
version, judging by their actions, is that such programs provide safe
houses for sexually misbehaving priests, where they can be hidden
until they are quietly reassigned to ply their trade elsewhere.
Fred Berlin, the founder of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic,
is quoted as saying that pedophilic patients are closely monitored
after being discharged from a program. However, pedophilic priests are
criminals who should be imprisoned, not monitored by psychiatrists
paid off for their collusion by the Catholic Church.
I contend that psychiatrists - especially the authors of the
influential "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder,"
published in periodically revised editions by the American Psychiatric
Association - are, like the pedophile priests' superiors, accomplices
to their crimes. Their offense is classifying and treating pedophilia
as a disease. In the absence of that deception, tragedies such as the
Catholic Church and the victims now face could not come into being.
A Boston news Web site reported: "A.W. Richard Sipe, a psychotherapist
and former monk who counseled sexually disordered priests in the 1970s
and 1980s at the Seton Psychiatric Institute and the Johns Hopkins
University Sexual Disorders Clinic, recalls: 'Oh, Father [John]
Geoghan. He is well known in the circles of those who treat priest
pedophiles. He is notorious because he has been treated by so many
people, at nearly every psychiatric hospital in the country'"
Credo quia absurdum est.