Perhaps even more scandalous, is the emphasis the Church Fathers place on Christ being born Mary.
By this they meant that God allowed his very body to be created from Mary’s womb.
The accusations began to receive isolated, sporadic publicity in the late 1980s.
It is startling to me that Catholics are perceived as having a negative view of women when Our Lady is so highly honored.
In the Catholic faith, The Blessed Virgin Mary is the most exalted of all Christians, she is we’ll say, as if being a woman is a handicap or disability to be overcome.
God chose a plan of redemption in his Incarnation that honors all women.
Furthermore, this plan of redemption was not forced on Our Lady by God.
Because her answer is a faithful yes to God’s will, the Blessed Virgin is the example for all Christians. In this metaphor, the Christian is taking on a feminine role.
In Mary’s case, it was due in part to her literal femininity that it was possible for her to be the God-bearer.
Members of the Church's hierarchy have argued that media coverage was excessive and disproportionate, and they have also argued that such abuse also takes place in other religions and institutions.
A critical investigation by The Boston Globe in 2002 led to widespread media coverage of the issue in the United States, which was later dramatized in Tom Mc Carthy's film Spotlight in 2015.
By 2010, much of the reporting focused on abuse in Europe In addition, the studies claim that the rate of abuse by priests had fallen sharply in the last twenty to thirty years, and that some 75% of the allegations in the United States were of abuse between 19.
However, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that the average time it took between a victim of Catholic sexual abuse being abused and reporting it, or seeking redress, is 33 years.
Her humility, grace, maternal love, faithfulness, tenderness, strength, steadfastness, and sacrifice contribute to her glory.