Two clergymen were convicted of abuse but Mr Heithuis, a victim, was nonetheless transferred by police to a Catholic psychiatric hospital before being admitted to the St. Joseph Hospital in Veghel later that year.
There, court papers confirm, he was castrated "at his own request", despite no submission of his written consent. Sources told Mr Dohmen that the surgical removal of testicles was regarded as a treatment for homosexuality and also as a punishment for those who accused clergy of sexual abuse.
It makes me queezy to think of the systematic abuse that occured in these types of institutions, Roman Catholic or otherwise, across the nations, a real haven and playground for predatory sadists and pedarests.
Edited by Bright One, 21 March 2012 - 01:06 PM.