Giving Up Credibility For Lent
The Catholic Church's continuing effort to cleanse its critics of the urge to accuse clerics of child abuse has received another boost. A commission was set up three years ago to look into the matter, and the only remaining member to have suffered sexual abuse by a cleric has now resigned, citing obstruction by the Curia. As a victim and a female, her objectivity must have left a good deal to be desired, unlike that of the Curia which has done so much to protect the Church's good name against its uncharitable persecutors. With the Divine Will restored to full operational efficiency, it is to be hoped that the Vatican's protection of minors can now proceed in the Mussolini-sponsored theocracy's usual streamlined, forgiving and tolerant fashion.