I almost imagine God asking Himself, “What will get the attention of these humans? Ahh, yes. Football.” I’m kidding, of course. But I do believe this timing is a result of God’s grace. Penn State’s scandal breaks at a critical juncture in Catholic Church history. With Msgr. Lynn’s trial around the corner, advocates needed people to understand the way institutions can cover up sex abuse.
In just a few short months, Catholics4Change has evolved in such way that I must believe it’s also God’s grace at work. I’ve met people who have helped at critical points along the way – beginning with Kathy Kane and then so many others. I don’t believe it’s been by chance, either.
Thank you to all who help, read and comment on this site. Hearing Diane Sawyer, Joe Scarborough, Anderson Cooper and other national network news anchors address the child sex abuse at Penn State in relation to the Church scandal is fortifying. The problems can only be addressed if they are known and understood. This is a huge step for the betterment of society and our Catholic Church in regard to childhood sex abuse.