[quote="Sing4Him, post:2, topic:298141"]
from the article:
"However, a more important question remains unanswered: why should the Church allow predators to be lurking among the clergy in the first place?"
I have struggled with this question for over 30 years. I wish I knew the answer.
For some idiotic reason, the right-hand half of the text is pure green, so it was impossible to make out what Fr Scanlon is saying; but:
The (practising) homosexual network among the clergy knows what it wants and is determined to get it. [Same as any other determined group.] Its members support each other...and they put pressure on members who get to a position of influence and/or authority. Payback time.
A person who`s been involved with Courage told me that homosexual folks tend to be very manipulative and know how to get what they want.
Naturally, it`s easier to effect a cover-up when the perpetrator has the support of a network, including maybe a bishop, rather than being out on his own.
Of course, there`s also the ostrich syndrome. :shrug:
Now for the angry reaction.