“Philadelphia Archdiocese Continues Cover-Up of Abuse,” guest column by Sr. Maureen Turlish for Montgomery Newspapers, April 29, 2011.
“However, I would give serious consideration to revising my opinion if Cardinal Rigali did the following: If, as archbishop of Philadelphia and chairman of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, Cardinal Rigali would hold a press conference on the steps of the archdiocesan office building at 222 North 17th St., or outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul and announce his unconditional support for Pennsylvania House Bills 832 and 878….”
3 thoughts on “Sr. Maureen Asks Cardinal To Publicly Support Legislation For All Abused Children”
Once again, Cardinal Rigali, the Truth sets us free. There should not be any “limitations” holding back the truth. Please do the right thing! Please do what you were ordained to do. The people of Philadelphia and the Catholic faithful need a real servant leader.
You’re right DrNick, and that’s exactly Cardinal Rigali’s problem! The truth will set us (well, most of us) free, and that’s the last thing Rigali wants.
It will certainly set the laity free, while at the same time imprisoning (literally in some cases) the bishops.
If all the information on priest sexual abuse were released, even the die-hard abuse deniers (Kool-Aid drinkers) MIGHT be set free. SOME of them would even leave the Church; (Bill Donohue would still remain.)
The truth of child sexual abuse within the Church is so horrendous that many couldn’t handle the truth. The Church would have to change, or wither even more.
As an origination the RCC is corrupt, and it and will continue to be. The truth will never be provided voluntarily. Rigali will hide as much of the truth as he can, for as long as he can.
The Church is no different than the Mob hiding behind the 5th Amendment. Neither the Church nor the Mob discloses anything voluntarily.
Bishop Dupre, Springfield, MA invoked his fifth amendment rights some 230 times on 4/16/2010.
When vulnerable people and or minors are abused or neglected, a crime is committed; therefore, the the civil law applies. When the Catholic Church accepts this fact in word and deed, the true healing of the wounded begins. We, the Faithful, are waiting for the hierarchy lead us on that road. We love our Faith and we want our clergy to show their love of the Faith by supporting legislation to advance Philadelphis House Bills 832 and 878.