Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another action about which there should be no argument...

Naming a member of the Catholic church who stands accused of rape.  Other things being equal, individuals should be given the benefit of the doubt, but the consistent position of the Catholic church on matters of sexual abuse seriously undermines this presumption.  The church is not investigating because:
The priest concerned has categorically denied the allegation and has been a person of good standing in the archdiocese for a very long time.
... of course.  It is clear, and has been for a while, both that the Catholic church has a problem with sexual predators, and that it is in denial about it.  Continuing denial helps no-one, and forcing the issue seems the best approach to take.

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