Friday, February 26, 2010

Australian judge, in sentencing priest, says celibacy is 'cruel'

Australian judge, in sentencing priest, says celibacy is 'cruel'
February 25, 2010

An Australian judge described priestly celibacy as "cruel, cruel," as he sentenced a Catholic priest to 18 months in prison for soliciting minors for sexual activity. Judge Allan Hughes said that celibacy is "a suppression of a human instinct." Nevertheless he held Father Robert MacGregor Fuller accountable for his internet solicitations, saying that children must be protected and "for an adult to exploit them is repugnant."

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