Click here to read: “Column: Penn State case bad, but church sex abuse worse,” by DeWayne Wickham, USA Today, July 29, 2012
Excerpt: “According to that grand jury report — and another in 2003 and 2005 — the Philadelphia archdiocese’s coverup of pedophile priests started before Bevilacqua became its leader and lasted after he was replaced.
So why hasn’t it been penalized in some way for its bad acts — for sending pedophile priests to counseling instead of turning them in to the cops? Why hasn’t its tax-exempt status been revoked for a number of years? That might be a real deterrent against a repeat of such harmful indifference in Philadelphia and elsewhere.”