I sure hope the good cardinal reads this letter and takes it to heart. Very well written and from the heart…..Reyanna
By Michael A Ricci, Sr, June 16, 2914, The Progressive Catholic Voice on-line
Dear Cardinal O’Malley:
My letter, which I ask that you share with the members of the Commission for the Protection of Minors, is my plea as a lifelong Catholic (age 74) who views the subject of clergy abuse of children as the most outrageous and unimaginable crisis in the church in my lifetime. Throughout history there have been worse catastrophes in the church, but in this modern world, I think nothing matches this breakdown in the collective conscience of the church’s ordained ministry. There are countless stories to illustrate the severity of the impact on ordinary people.
The Commission appointed to address this crisis carries an extraordinary burden insofar as the issues are complex, the suffering is extreme, and a large proportion of the world, especially Catholics, watches and waits for a clear sign that this failure will not be repeated or tolerated in any form without severe consequences for those responsible. (To continue reading, click here.)