You are commenting using your Facebook account. Many like Dagerman, as in the quotation above, will long for a god who might have connected the lived reality of his life with a God who gave meaning and substance to the human journey. However when now read in juxtaposition makes for sad reading.
Draper revealed bishops knew of 20 cases from to but refused to bring in experts. Archived from the original on 31 August Retrieved 28 July A report on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee revealed that allegations of sexually assaulting minors had been made against 58 ordained men.
Verdict still out on Church's abuse stance.
Other countries that saw widespread clerical abuse — such as the US, Chile and Australia — have all launched criminal investigations, even if several priests escaped serious punishment. Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States. In the visit of Pope John Paul — drawing on his huge personality, the historic nature of a first papal visit, the centuries-long loyalty embedded in Irish Catholicism and the positivity of a compliant media — was a great tide that camouflaged the unease percolating under the surface.
Under Archbishop Timothy Dolan the archdiocese was able to avoid bankruptcy from lawsuits. Jutarnji list. The alleged sexual abuse, including molestation of children while corporal punishment was administered, stemmed from onwards and continued over four decades. The new archbishop, Vincent Nichols, seems to have taken the view that because he was effectively clearing up the mess left by his predecessor, and fully implementing the reforms to safeguarding procedures indicated by the Nolan report, such a BBC inquiry was unwelcome and unnecessary and therefore should be thwarted.
You wrecked the lives of these young boys. Retrieved 28 March