The Roman Church Scandal
The report is graphic and hellish in the details of the abuse…It is painful and difficult to read.
Authorities believe thousands more may have been abused whose records were lost or who were afraid to speak out.
How in the name of all that is holy does this happen (and be allowed to continue) in the house of God?
Before you go off on declaring that the reason is simply that Rome is the “whore of Babylon”, you need to deal with facts.
This is an issue in Protestant and Anglican churches as well and it’s always accomplished the same way.
The perpetrator is not exposed or disciplined for the sake of the institution along with some pious lie about how it would upset the faith of those in the pews.
The victims are silenced with the same rationale.
The evil doers are either moved to another geographical location where word will not likely spread or allowed to slip quietly away…where they continue to find more victims.
The institutional leaders say little or nothing unless the scandal becomes public.
Why does it happen?
Because we allow it “for the sake of the Gospel”.