Ex-priest and Fishwrap beacon of light Eugene Cullen Kennedy, still alive, has a mundivagant piece at said Fishwrap (aka the National Schismatic Reporter) entitled “Did the Council of Trent enable the sex abuse scandal?”
No, really. He went there. He may have even been there, I don’t know.
I would return to the NSR with the following questions:
Did the Last Supper cause the sex abuse scandal?
Jesus knew Judas would betray the Church and sell it out for money and He ordained him anyway.
He knew that Peter, John and James would not be vigilant in the garden, and he ordained them anyway.
He knew that almost all the Apostles would abandon him, and he consecrated them anyway.
He knew Peter would deny him, and He made him Pope anyway.
The Council and Trent and sexual abuse… the mind boggles.
Look. If you don’t like Trent because you don’t believe anymore that the Mass is a Sacrifice and you are more or less Protestant, and because you don’t like the older form of Holy Mass and are angry that it has been derestricted, then, naturally, you go to the zoo and link the scandal to Trent and the Fishwrap is happy to publish the result.
Why can’t we just admit that Jesus was terrible at picking bishops and then blame the sex abuse crisis on the Last Supper?