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Katie van Schaijik

Covering injustice serves to increase it

Jul. 31 at 11:08am

Among the evils of the kind of clericalism that used to be an even more dominant feature of Catholic culture than it is today, is that crimes and injustice are covered up in the name of "not giving scandal."

Here is a horrible story developing in Australia.  It appears that a bishop there assured a serial abuser of young girls that he (the bishop) would make sure that "the good name" (of the abuser!) would be protected.  The state is considering criminal proceedings against the bishop.

I hope all Catholic leaders, lay and religious alike, are learning at least this lesson from the terrible clerical scandals of recent years: You do not serve the Church by covering up evil.  All you serve is evil. 


 

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