Sunday, February 3, 2008

Paved with the Skulls of Bishops

Richard John Neuhaus at First Things uses St. John Chrysostom's metaphor for his review of The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture by Philip F. Lawler.
“The first aspect of the scandal, the sexual abuse of children, has been acknowledged and addressed,” Lawler writes. “The second aspect, the rampant homosexuality among Catholic priests, has been acknowledged but not addressed, and later even denied. . . . The third aspect of the scandal has never even been acknowledged by American church leaders.” The third aspect, the malfeasance of bishops, “is today the most serious of all.”

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