In his Book of Gomorrah, the Doctor of the Church St. Peter Damian
notes the severe penalties historically attached to such offenses in the Scriptures as well as the canons of Church councils, and argues that such penalties should be even stronger for members of the clergy, who are to be held to a higher standard than the laity. The strongest punishments in ...
Can a Catholic hold the position that some sodomite priests should be punished by the death penalty?
One could imagine that this would go the same for pedophile priests!
What a wonderful can of worms this question is about open!
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At a moral perspective, a Catholic could hold such a ...
Matthew 5:17 states that we still need the law----
17 Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the
law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish
their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth
disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear
until its purpose is achieved.