Click here to read: “Pa. priest released from prison after appeal,” by The Associated Press, Jan. 2, 2013
“Chaput has twice visited Lynn in prison and has said that no one person should become the scapegoat for the abuse crisis.”
According to Archbishop Chaput’s logic, if everyone involved in a crime isn’t caught – then no one is accountable.
Either way, Lynn is legally free. And, the Church is clearly not going to hold him morally accountable.
Kathy and I aren’t holier than thou Catholics into casting stones. This is unpleasant to say the least. We are average Catholic moms who mess up and even sin. That’s exactly why we need our faith leaders. That’s why we are so disappointed/furious. We counted on them to help us and our families aspire to better living. Who else should we look to for reminders on how to live as Jesus did?
Because they are human, the leadership will sometimes fail. It would be unreasonable to expect otherwise. But for God’s sake, this failure is epic and continuing.
For now, the victims and their suffering brings us closer to Jesus. Because of them, I’m a better person. Far from perfect, but better. That’s all I want from my Church, but I’ll have to wait. The leadership is unrecognizable. It is not the face of God.