Saturday, July 18, 2009

Turning away from the light

I am watching the Catholic church squirm over letting the public know how New York’s Cardinal Egan handled cases of sexual abuse during his term. The church is sparing no expense in its efforts to ban the public from seeing Egan’s deposition.

"It's somewhat disappointing that the diocese continues to approach the litigation in a way that delays the public's right to see these documents," Albano said. "There's been seven years of litigation."

An advocacy group for victims of church sexual abuse condemned the latest appeal.

"We're disappointed that the complicity of top Catholic officials continues to remain hidden," said David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. "This is not what Connecticut Catholics or citizens deserve. It's one more painful reminder that bishops will do everything possible to protect themselves and their colleagues instead of children."

If there is one thing I’ve learned from watching the Catholic Church  it is that they don’t give a damn about the public. They will delay and delay without regard for the need for truth, or its healing power. People want to know. I want to know. How bad was it?

The Catholic church would not know the truth even if it walked up and kick them in the nuts.