clergy sexual scandal, bishops, priests, the press, blame

Yesterday I was at a meeting with a number of priests and once again the press took the brunt of the blame for the clergy sexual scandal.  I did point out that it was because of the handling, or non-handling, of the perpetrators by the bishops and other powers that be that was why there was a scandal at all.

It really is tiring.

These priests, (like a lot of priests I fear), do not, or refuse to, understand/believe that the press would not have had anything to report if allegations of sexual abuse against clergy members were dealt with immediately.  

Christ is missing from reactions of some bishops and some clergy.   

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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