A Roman Catholic priest was charged with a fifth count of sexual abuse in Texas after having exposed himself to a 15-year-old during Confession.
Because Roman Catholics don’t believe that Jesus is our one, true priest and intermediary (Hebrews 4:14-16, 1 Timothy 4:5), they engage in “confession,” in which they meet with a priest in a closed confessional booth to ask forgiveness of their sins. It was there that “Father” Manuel La Rosa-Lopez of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston exposed himself to the teenage boy.
Allegedly, the priest asked the boy vulgar questions before opening up the partition window and exposing himself. This occurred in 2000, and the young man came forward to authorities after opening up with his therapist in 2017. “Father” La Rosa-Lopez has already been charged in four other separate incidents involving two other sexual abuse victims.
Montogomery County District Attorney, Brett Ligon, says that they hope to have La Rosa-Lopez successfully prosecuted by the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.
People go into the confessional booth, hoping to expiate their guilt of sin. Instead, this Romanist priest decided to pour sin upon an innocent victim.
Once the confession has been made, the penitent is to pray a prayer of contrition provided by the Roman church, like this one:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because I have offended you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.
It turns out, the one who needs to amend his life is La Rosa-Lopez.
Please don’t let your children alone with any Romanist priest, even if just behind a thin veil or curtain.