Read this story about another Bishop’s huge failure to properly utilize his review board and protect children.
“One day after newspapers across the nation featured front page articles about a U.S. bishops’ sponsored study on the causes of the clergy sex abuse scandal, which blamed much of the crisis on the sexual revolution of the 1960s, another clergy abuse news story was on the front page of The Kansas City Star: A local priest had been arrested for possession of child pornography.” Read more…
“Bishop Admits Failure in Priest’s Child Pornography Case,” by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, May 23, 2011.
This is just another example of a Bishop ignoring the important role of the review board. Child pornography is a crime. Who doesn’t know this? A negligent and arrogant Bishop. But Kansas City got more than Philadelphia. At least this Bishop publicly admitted he was wrong.
Why won’t the Vatican issue more than suggestions and recommendations on clergy sex abuse guidelines? The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of protecting children from pornography and human sex trafficking. Instead, it seems to aid and abet. The Vatican continues to prove Amnesty International’s report to be correct.
Every Catholic is called to renew their Church and protect children. It begins with your voice.