The Fishwrap attacks bishops: unintended consequences

Just to help you out of your Friday slump and into the weekend, the Fishwrap comes through again!

Here is an article in which the Fishwrap attacks Archbishops Chaput, Dolan, and Bp. Finn.

The time is now: childhood sexual abuse and statutes of limitation
by Maureen Paul Turlish on Dec. 09, 2011 Examining the crisis

Both Pennsylvania and New York will have an uphill battle to get any legislation dealing with the sexual abuse of children discussed, let alone signed into law, regardless of what has been happening lately at Penn State, Syracuse or any other educational, religious, public or private institution.


Blah blah blah goes the rest.

However… what I really enjoyed was the very first comment:

Sister, when will LCWR and

Submitted by Andrew Maloney (not verified) on Dec. 09, 2011.
Sister, when will LCWR and its communities release information about the children abused by women religious over the years? Doesn’t their inaction also “signal an insidious moral and ethical bankruptcy that should be repugnant to all?” In failing to call upon women religious to reveal their past, aren’t you part of the same hypocrisy of which you accuse the bishops and their conferences? Will you now push for an end to the statute of limitations on hypocrisy?

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  1. Tom Esteban says:

    LOL! My favourite response to what the guy you quoted said:

    “Typical male response – point the finger at someone else instead of addressing the issue at hand. Just watch those bishops bob and weave!”

  2. Scott W. says:

    “Typical male response – point the finger at someone else instead of addressing the issue at hand. Just watch those bishops bob and weave!”

    Of course, much of this ire against sexual abuse cover up is situational. Show me a bishop in favor of immigration amnesty, and you won’t hear a peep from these people about cover ups.

  3. Martial Artist says:

    Oh dear! Mr. Maloney has committed the unforgivable social sin, to wit, pointing out the unconscious and instinctive hypocrisy of a progressive (individual, group, or organization). How gauche of him.

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer

  4. RichR says:

    IOW, is the goal the safety of our children, or is this issue merely a stick with which they can beat the bishops and discredit them?

  5. Thank God I live in Virginia – child sexual abuse is a felony here, and there is no statute of limitations on felonies. I believe that all adults who harm children sexually or otherwise deserve severe penalties. That said, how is holding all Priests responsible for the few predators in their ranks any different from holding all Black people responsible for the nihilistic ‘gangsta’ culture? If I were just a little snarkier, I would point out that abortion is the ultimate child abuse, yet I dont see the libs freaking out over THAT…but I better leave that to others who can do so without getting too vituperative. ;)

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