There goes the neighborhood

The allegations are unthinkable and the numbers staggering especially the numbers of Priests involved, children violated, and years of inaction.  If this had occurred in any other organization, private or public, it would be the demise of that organization.  Sexual abuse of minors, especially at the hands of someone who is expected to protect and nurture them, is intolerable.  Under “normal” circumstances we could expect that after the first revelations of molestation and abuse the culprit would be removed from their position.  There would follow, and appropriately so, criminal and civil proceedings.  If the organization survives after paying the cost of those proceedings it would be inspired to make sure child abuse never happens again behind its doors.  I am sure that the Pope would like to think that he heads a very pious and moral organization.  I beg to differ.

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