What Can Be Done??
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|Mon, 03-29-2010 - 2:11pm|
For lack of a better descriptor, it's a disgrace to see the news stories --esp. during Holy Week --about the cancer in the Church. We all know about it. We've all heard about it for decades. And the fact that it hasn't been appropriately dealt with puts a huge stain on our otherwise-beautiful faith.
We know The Powers That Be have been shuffling molesters around for years and years. A blind eye has been turned over and over. This is unacceptable but what can be done? Is anyone's parish actually approaching this issue?
I keep wishing that the Vatican (and whatever smaller divisions of the Church) would, once and for all, accept the blame they have in this fiasco, out those who need to be outed, whomever they are, and make their own Grand Confession and Penance. We are expected to do so as followers and I believe it would help heal the Church and greatly improve its standing in the eyes of others who have been horrified at the lives ruined.
The Church is 1.5? billion strong and this is a very, very small majority but it HAS to be dealt with. Those terrible things could have happened to me. Or you. Or our parents, grandparents, children. It is never acceptable to push off the blame and not punish the guilty.
I am sincerely wondering if anyone else is as incensed by this as I am. Any other time over the past few years I've mentioned something about it here, I've gotten no replies. I want to see who will step forward with an opinion on this and any ideas on helping our beloved faith to heal. Thanks.