PBC 2019: Church law - sex and canon law

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Why it's so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse sex and canon law


Catholic theology of sexuality, like Catholic theology in general, is drawn from natural law, canonical scripture, divine revelation, and sacred tradition.

A grand jury report recently found shocking levels of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. It uncovered, in six dioceses, the sexual abuse of over 1,000 children and named 301 perpetrator priests. Christian communities usually had rules against religious officials sexually.

CONFESSION AND THE STUDY OF SEX IN THE MIDDLE AGES. 3. SEX AND CANON LAW. 33. WESTERN MEDICINE AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. 51.

Homosexual acts committed by or between clerics—even among those presumably able to consent—are at the root, the very root, of the sexual.

The Church acknowledges that the sexual abuse of minors is also a “crime prosecuted by civil law”. Taking into consideration that “relations with civil authority.