Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
I read your blog posts for December. I want more people to read it. I want people to read all the blogs of all the people that are still struggling with the damage caused by these men and realize that settlement of high profile cases in Boston and in Los Angeles did not solve the problem of the Catholic Church in the United States or the rest of the world for that matter. Dioceses all over the country are protecting criminals who still wear roman collars.
Who are these people inside the Chancery Buildings in Scranton, Marquette, Louisville, and Des Moines? Who are the review board members who choose turn away from what their faith dictates and take a course of action to try to silence and isolate those that have a legitimate grievance against a Church that protects pedophiles and rapists? I want names, I want addresses.
Who are the Legislators who block legislation crafted to protect victims and hold conspirators accountable for there actions? Where are groups like Voice of the Faithful? Where is the outrage from other priests, deacons, religous orders, and the laity that serve this Church? Why is the majority of the Catholic Church silent?
In those desperate moments, the ones we all have, don’t forgot there are others out there to support you. Others who understand not only the pain of the betrayal, but the injustice and the immoral behavior of those who could make changes but choose not to take action.
More will stand up, more will be heard. Kelly, you are not alone. Let the rest of us be the pillar you lean on.