Skip to comments.This year's Walter Duranty Award goes to Hilary Mantel
Posted on 06/05/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by cleghornboy
The sexual abuse of children is not a "Catholic problem." It is a societal problem. In point of fact, there has been far less less abuse within the Church than there has been across the rest of society. See here. Your children are much safer in the Church than they are in the public schools.
But you would never know this to listen to Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who was raised Roman Catholic and educated at a convent school. According to the now enlightened Ms. Mantel, the Catholic Church "is not an institution for respectable people" because the sexual abuse scandals involving a tiny percentage of Roman Catholic priests have demonstrated the "cruelty" and "hypocrisy" of the Church. See here. In other words, because of the sinful and even criminal actions of a handful of men, in a Church comprised of more than one billion people, everyone in the Church is deserving of condemnation: from the Holy Father down to the last little lady sitting in a pew somewhere.
And so Ms. Mantel left the Mystical Body of Christ thereby proving that she never belonged to our company anyway: "It was from our ranks that they took their leave - not that they really belonged to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have stayed with us. It only served to show that none of them was ours." (1 John 2: 19).
The Church is not an institution for respectable people? But such has always been our boast..
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From the complicit monster Walter Duranty’s reporting that everything in Pleasantville was hunky-dory to Hilary Mantel’s paranoid reporting that everyone in the church is guilty. Each of them reported the opposite of reality.
From no one being hurt to everyone being hurt, I fail to see the correlation here.
I fail to see the correlation here.
I have to take that back. They each where/are living in denial and there is a correlation.
Exactly. Duranty was criticized, and rightfully so, because of his denial of the widespread and artificial famine (mass starvation) which took place in the Ukraine from 1932 to 1933.
Mantel is in denial with regard to the problem of the sexual abuse of children. She sees it as a “Catholic” problem rather than as a societal problem.