There has, as there usually is, much abuse-related news the past week. The Rochester priest arrested on abuse charges pled not guilty. The permanent deacon in Hawaii accused of abuse was released on bail. The Portland Archdiocese has named parishioners as defendants in its bankruptcy case. There were disturbing revelations in Denver this week.
Oh, and Fox News was all over the Christian Brothers’ Academy teacher story tonight. Surprise.
Exploiting and abusing the young – an unoriginal sin. Protecting institutions at the expense of those same young – also a sadly unoriginal sin.