Some recommended reading from Catholics4Change

A few days ago, Susan Matthews, a blogger advocating for the protection of children and reform in the Catholic Church on a blog called Catholics4Change, discussed the proposed Bishop’s Compensation Fund.  The proposed fund would allow the church to control the amount of money paid out to victims/survivors and allow the Dioceses some damage control.

This Compensation Fund is not one of the recommendations in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.  It is a church recommendation that is more of an effort to stop Statute of Limitation changes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and prevent a window that would allow survivors to seek justice in the courts.  I am completely opposed to allowing the hierarchy of the Catholic Church control of any part of the settlement of victim/survivor grievances against predator priests and the hierarchy that protected them.

You can read Susan Matthews’ blog post by clicking this link:

Bishops’ Victim Compensation Plans Ignores Greater Good

Susan and her co-editor, Kathy Kane operate out of the Philadelphia area and have produced a lot of good work.  I highly recommend reading the site and following it for future updates.

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!