So, yet another priest in the Boston area has been accused of child abuse.
So far, it’s bad, but nothing you haven’t heard before.
What surprised me, though, was this bit from Fox’s coverage:
“The Archdiocese immediately notified law enforcement of the allegations and has initiated a preliminary investigation into the complaints,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley said in a statement released over the weekend.
Could it be that — mirabile dictu — they’ve figured out that covering up crimes so as to not make the church look bad might not be the best course of action?
Or am I being a naive optimist?
I notice that BillDo hasn’t leapt to the priest’s defense yet. I’m guessing he’s too busy badgering the owners of the Empire State Building to honor Mother “No painkillers for you!” Teresa in lights.