By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Friday, November 27, 2009

After the Boston Debacle, Now the Dublin Debacle

The Whispers in the Loggia blog has the roundup on the devastating disclosures of sex crimes against children in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Here is the link. We have to expose the crimes and call them as what they are, for Jesus is the Truth, not the cover up. I was happy to see the bishops' statements characterized by blunt expressions of shame at these horrendous, heinous crimes. The concerned parents who came forward and were ignored acted like Christ in this matter. Too many of the clergy acted like "antiChrists." There is a lesson there for those tempted to bring back clerical triumphalism. It is a lesson that was already there in the Gospels as Jesus denounced the dangers of self-satisfied and smug religious leadership.