January 28, 2013

Catholic bishop tries to explain how a priest ended up in ‘self-bondage’

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The Rev. Thomas Donovan, “is suffering from a psychological condition that manifests itself in self-bondage as a response to stress.”   RNS photo courtesy Shutterstock.com.

The Rev. Thomas Donovan, “is suffering from a psychological condition that manifests itself in self-bondage as a response to stress.” RNS photo courtesy Shutterstock.com.

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There are signs that a younger generation of Catholic leaders have learned lessons from the last decade and are attempting to be as open as possible when a crisis comes to their diocese. Yet in the case of a priest diagnosed with "non-sexual self-bondage," that desire for transparency may have produced a response that caused more harm than good.

  • Wow,and wow again!! I guess”When the Son sets you free you shall be free indeed” just didn’t quite register with this poor,sad individual. But hey,not to worry;he’s Catholic,right? As long as”Ex Opere Operato is in effect,it’s all good. And you why Roman Catholicism is in such disarry!!!

  • Lynne Newington

    Don’t blame us, blame everything on the permissive society of the 60’s we’re asked to believe by the American Bishops funded investigative commission [Jon Jay Report] concludes.

  • Ahhhhh, the “fruits” of Vatican II again rise to the surface to rot in the open air. Wake up fellow Catholics, Vatican II is a monstrous failure. Go back to tradition before you are swallowed up in this liberal garbage

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