Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sex Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church
"The fact is that the incidence of sexual abuse among Catholic clergy over the past fifty years (about 4%) has been similar to the abuse rate among Protestant clergy. The main difference is that the Catholic Church’s institutional unity enables the full scope of the problem to be perceived and attacked in a way that could hardly happen among the fragmented denominations of Protestantism. Moreover, since Catholics would do better not to defend themselves, even when slandered, we Protestants have the responsibility to come alongside them, expose slanders, and work to shine the light of truth on the situation, rather than descending like carrion birds on our wounded brothers." Brad Littlejohn, from 'The Ghost of Decades Past' from Fermentations Issue 3.
Posted by Robin Phillips