How anyone can excuse this is beyond me.
And yet there’s no end to the number of Catholics who are willing to condemn non-Catholics for criticizing priests who molest children.
This whole secrecy thing is so vile.
There are no Catholics who condemn non-Catholics for criticizing priests who molest children. Indeed, no one feels more disgust at these priests than Catholics. Nor should bishops who did not act against these priests be spared. But it is false and a gross injustice to state that there was ever a deliberate and official policy by the church to cover-up these crimes. Such actions that did occur were those of individual bishops who should be held accountable.
False charges of criminal conspiracy are being leveled at the Catholic Church and Catholics have every right to object.