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Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality

Encounter invites you to connect intellectually, emotionally and intuitively across a broad spectrum of topics. The program regularly reflects on the religious experience of multicultural Australia, giving access to voices and experiences that are not often heard in the mainstream media.


Sex, Celibacy and the Irish Priesthood

October 19th, 2013

Episode 8 of 69 episodes

In Ireland there have now been three major inquiries into clerical sexual abuse. And while the churches have responded by putting structures into place that are designed to protect children, some are saying that deeper issues aren’t being addressed—for example, the requirement of celibacy among Ireland’s Catholic priests, and the ways in which mandatory celibacy could be connected to sexual abuse.

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