I am so upset about having learned of this massive cover up from Pennsylvania. Particularly to have learned today that my beloved Pope Francis himself contributed to it. I really liked him a lot, and am so disappointed and upset to have heard the news this morning. I just can’t believe he would do such a thing.
My question is, should we, as lay folks, be “doing something” about this problem in the Church?
The reason I ask is because I keep seeing this everywhere. Atheists and people of other faiths keep saying “The problem won’t be fixed until lay Catholics stand up to this and start doing something about it!” I’ve seen many people suggest that we should stop giving money at Church, because we are “contributing to an institution that enables child abuse,” and if we stop giving money, they will be forced to take more measures against child abuse and cover ups.
I guess I just don’t know what to think or how to respond. Are they right? Should we be coming together to do something about this? If so, what should we do?