so reads the headline in The Times (see more HERE)
For those not in the loop,"...if anyone offend against one of my little ones (children) it were better for him that a millstone be placed around his neck and he be cast into the sea". Jesus Christ (Luke 17). Note: this is not the judgement of the NYT or the media, nor of secular society.
I believe this includes errors of omission as well as commission.
It is the end of the church as we have known it and it's end has come from the abuse of authority within itself.
God's justice is not the same as man's justice.In denying respect to children in it's care the Church, or any institution, also denies itself self-respect. It is already too late, whatever actions or 'mea culpas' now follow will always be a reaction to the pressure from secular society and not be the result of pressures from within.The 'moral heights' have been surrendered, if indeed they were ever occupied by any religious institution,
This institution is mortally wounded and no priest,nun,deacon, or member who truly has faith in Christ can,in my opinion, remain within this divided house. The words of Christ must surely be of greater import than the words of any so-called 'servant of The Master'.
The bottom line is simply this – would you wish your child to be educated by or within the control environments of any institution like this?
It is the WAY we deal with crisis that speaks about who we really are!