the Church’s shame

Ask me how tired I am.  That people, even priests who have been the victims of clergy sexual abuse, can not understand that this is really the Church’s shame caused by the hierarchy of the Church itself and therefor is the problem of everyone in the Church.  Evil is the privation of good.  In the case of  this issue are the people who do nothing to help or who say nothing or worse try to quiet the voices that are crying out, are they the privation of good?  I keep thinking about that saying about the Nazi’s coming for a group and not saying anything because they are not that group and eventually the Nazi’s coming for them and no one is left to speak out.

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About follow1in3

I am a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE who is also a victim of clergy sexual abuse. I am often angered by the insensitiviy and hostility of other clergy, the hierarchy and the so-called people-of-God. If clergy, bishops included, really and truly understood abuse, (any kind of abuse), I would not feel the need to blog on occasion. It is very frustraing.
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