Get ready for it, folks. Robert Huber is serving up a red-hot plate of scandal in the July issue of Philadelphia magazine. His article “Power, Sex & Secrets,” will cover Cardinal Rigali, Cardinal Bevilacqua and Msgr. Lynn. According to the grapevine, it exposes illicit adult relationships as a possible reason for the cover up of sex abuse of children. Sensational? Yes. But more importantly, it’s an opportunity to see the very real flaws of the institutional Church and the men who run it. Many will call it Catholic bashing. I call it a saving grace. The truth shall set us free. These flaws (an understatement) have long overshadowed all the good accomplished by Catholics. It’s time to clean God’s house.
Here is a blog teaser for the article.
“Inside the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Sex Abuse Scandal,” by Robert Huber, PhillyPost.com, June 23, 2011.
Excerpt from blog:
“We do know why men like Joe have spent most of their lives living alone with their pain. It is very difficult to challenge those at the top of the Church, who are direct messengers from God. This insulation—the power it bestows—proved useful. But no longer. Joe—and others—are taking the risk of telling the truth. The shame is moving on. On to men who would hide the truth, and put children at risk for being raped, in order to protect their idea of their sacred Church, and to protect, in turn, themselves.” – Robert Huber