In the wake of the Cardinal McCarrick scandal (now ex-Cardinal but ontologically since his ordination, forever a Bishop) . . .
U.S. Bishops: ‘We Are Shamed’ by Sins, Omissions of Catholic Priests, Bishops
Thomas D. Williams 14 Aug 2018
The leadership of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement Tuesday in response to a report by the Pennsylvania grand jury on clerical sex abuse.
“The report of the Pennsylvania grand jury again illustrates the pain of those who have been victims of the crime of sexual abuse by individual members of our clergy, and by those who shielded abusers and so facilitated an evil that continued for years or even decades,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the USCCB, and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette in a joint statement. . . .
. . . A prior comprehensive investigation into clergy sex abuse resulted in the 2004 John Jay report, which found that over 80 percent of abuse was committed against male victims, which has been used to underscore the predominantly homosexual nature of the clerical abuse crisis.
In its 2011 follow-up report, the John Jay College Research Team found that same-sex sexual behavior in the seminary “was significantly related to the increased likelihood of a male child victim.” . . .
. . . "We pledge to maintain transparency and to provide for the permanent removal of offenders . . .
This is the second time we have heard this since 2002.
Something has got to change.
I have great respect for Karl Keating’s opinions (the founder of Catholic Answers).
In the next post, I will quote a FaceBook post of his, to help guide us as lay people as Karl’s wise input is always well thought out.