Area Catholics are digesting the full scope of priest sex abuse crimes this Palm Sunday as they read the Inquirer. Some clergy tried to prepare their parishes last Sunday for what one called “the passion of the Philadelphia Church.” But what could ready congregations for the details that have emerged during the trial that began on Monday?
I beg Catholics to get past the sickening salacious details to the realization that this happened to terrified children – children just like their own. I don’t like the word scandal so much anymore. Scandal is fluffy stuff compared to what happened.
Click here to read: “Priests’ trial opens with lurid tales: Stories of stalking and improper touching set an uncomfortable tone in the courtroom,” by John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1, 2012