As I read more and more about the abuse scandals of and within large segments of the Catholic Church, I am often struck (in a humbled way) by how little people understand about the nature of sexual abuse.
Abusers almost ALWAYS work in packs. They are predators, and they exchange information with one another. One of the main goals of their abuse is to bring new members into the pack. They are, essentially, grooming.
Please don’t forget this: all abusers are predators. Individuals in terms of lust, yet, part of a tine-mind when hunting.
Thus, it’s hyper critical that even the well-intentioned do NOT cover for these abusers, even out of a) ignorance and b) lack of diabolical imagination.
I believe the current pope is innocent of any direct wrong doing, but he is, nevertheless, encouraging abusers by his very ignorance and lack of diabolical imagination.
Thus, today’s news is even more shocking for those of us who want so desperately to love our Church.–Brad
The Vatican obfuscates even while preparing for February meeting on abuse – Catholic World Report
— Read on www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/11/23/the-vatican-obfuscates-even-while-preparing-for-february-meeting-on-abuse/
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Interesting to hear you say this, Brad. Robert Orsi said basically the same thing at a plenary session at the Conference on Faith and History in Grand Rapids back in October. I thought he came across a little strong, especially with the level of detail he chose to engage in… while speaking in a chapel in front of a large group of Christian historians, including the biggest names in the field (Noll, Marsden, etc.). At its heart, though, was a message that everyone needed to hear, regardless of how uncomfortable it may have been.
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