Hope for the Catholic Church After All?

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.

(emphasis added).

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.

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2 Responses to Hope for the Catholic Church After All?

  1. RBH says:

    Immediately after the charges became public, or immediately after the charges were made to the church?


  2. arensb says:

    I understood it to mean immediately after the charges reached the church. Though admittedly it’s not very clear, and besides, the source is Fox News. But I’m trying to be optimistic.


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