Catholic priests and sex scandals
by mazuba mwiinga
Get me wrong if you want to, because it isn’t my option to give you that impression.
Fr. Duffy of Mongu in Western Province of Zambia is right to say CAP 117 of the Laws of Zambia was breached by the Limulunga Local court to allow reporters take pictures during a Catholic Priest’s trial over adultery charge.
Huh! Come think of it? Is it because it was a Catholic Priest on trial that made Fr. Duffy cry foul or it’s genuinely because the law was broken?
Your answer is as good a guess as mine. Catholic priests’ sexual behaviour in our country of late has been so un inspiring, destructive and making the flock of God astray!!
Being shocked with my thoughts isn’t an offence though. I am a very ardent, practicing and confirmed Catholic Church member; taught at a Catholic school; but my experience with some of our priests is utter disgust.
Can you imagine a priest ordains a marriage and later breaks it because he starts having sex with the woman he joined into marriage with her husband; and leads to divorce when the husband discovers!!
Where are the morals of the people who are supposed to be the ‘Sheppards’ of God!!? Incidences have been there where husbands catch the priests in the act with their wives, matters are taken to court but the Priests go ascot free leaving the couple draped into the complications of divorce at the expense of the suffering children.
What happened in Limulunga is not a new dramatic scene. What disgust me most is the fact that these priests choose married women unlike single ladies; complicating the lives of a family which is the most and highly respected unit in the Catholic Church.
I know of a marriage in which a priest was caught in the act in a Guest House room, taken to court but won the case and the woman later sued for divorce in a rural local court and the local court granted the divorce!!! A marriage that was anointed in church!! Against the law which demands such a divorce should be done in the High court; and today the said priest is co-habiting with the divorced woman – where is the chastity they swore to!!
The catholic faith is losing integrity and sincerity. We no longer have trust in any Catholic priest. We can’t even entrust them with our daughters because of the loose morals they have displayed. We exchange beers with them in night clubs and we see all the other mess they do yet they swore to preserve their sexual life for Christ.
Lets check them out and rebrand the imagine of our church. Defending the wrongs at the excuse of breaking the law is tantamount to covering up a sin that need to be eradicated.