Aside from Cardinal Bevilacqua and perhaps a handful of bishops, all of the rest have not only failed us -- they have failed Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Maureen Dowd has repeatedly attacked the Catholic Church, so lets remember her point of view has its own agenda and carries with it her own baggage.
But she is spot on when she notes how disgusting and perverse it is that the Cardinals see gray regarding sexual abuse -- when the rest of the world can see it in black and white -- and Catholics like me are seeing RED.
Repetez, if there is molestation, there should be investigation of the accusation, and if charges are filed by a prosecutor, then the Church should allow the law to prevail. If the Church had taken this position, there never would have been this scandal.
I recently saw a show about pedophila, and there was testimony by child victims, and how many years these guys were locked up. While it dealt with girls, the pedophiles all told how careful and cunning they were. It was gross, but it explained how a priest could get away with his position of trust with little boys.