Rolling Stone Article

A fast post this morning on an article that appears in the most current edition of Rolling Stone Magazine.

The article is about the organized coverup of sexual crimes committed in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.    I will have more to say about this later.  You should read the article!

I found out about this latest review of the crisis of sexual crimes committed by Roman Catholic Clergy and the coverup of those crimes by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in a blog by Susan Matthews , Catholics4Change.

I have to get to work, more on this later.  You have a reading assignment!



3 thoughts on “Rolling Stone Article”

  1. Once again Mike, thanks for another great article. It’s good to see that a publication with the stature of RS is giving the world a peek at the “real” Catholic church. It’s one of the best articles I’ve read yet in the mainstream press, the author truly did their homework.

    I have to confess I haven’t read your blog for a while. In fact, I haven’t read anything much at all if it pertained to clergy sex abuse for several months. I just had to get away from the subject for a while. But I’m quite glad that I’ve subscribed to your blog, and that this morning I decided to read the “assignment”.

    There are no words that can adequately express just how important, how vital, I believe that blogs such as yours and Kay Ebeling’s City of Angels are. There are volumes that have been written about clergy abuse, but none of them from the perspective of the victim. I know that “victim” can be a touchy term, that some prefer survivor, out of a desire to deny the RCC any satisfaction. That’s all well and good and I don’t care what anyone chooses to call themselves, that’s their right and privilege. But just the same, anyone sexual abused at the hands of a priest is a victim of a hideous crime, and your blog and Kay’s, far more than any other, give those victims a voice, and a provide a historical record upon which that voice will be heard by future generations not yet born.

    Thanks again for this excellent blog.

  2. That was a tough assignment, Michael. So hard to revisit the evil which is embedded into the RCC. But it’s gratifying that they are finally starting to be held accountable for their almost unbelievably twisted actions.

  3. This is still so hard for me to believe. How dispensable some people were to these men it seems. Cardinal Bevilaqua is a frightening man it seems. How did these guys get in such high positions?

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