Here’s an article I thought worth sharing from Greg Erlendson at Our Sunday Visitor.
A brief excerpt:
“Being the butt of Jay Leno jokes is not persecution of a noble sort, but it is a barometer of social disdain, and the Church has become fixed in the popular mind as an organization that has actively cultivated a climate of sexual abuse. This slur easily merges with the vestigial anti-Catholicism of American society…
The result is that the scandals have marginalized the one institution that can raise a voice against a variety of social wrongs, including the broader epidemic of child abuse and child pornography, as well as treatment of the poor and most vulnerable. Its credibility has been weakened. Even worse, its credibility among its own people has been weakened.
This is where we must step up. And this is why it is important to get this story out, as unpleasant as it is, and as weary of it as we are.”
You can catch up with the rest here.
Tags: sex abuse