November 14, 2012
This is a good representation of the way that the Catholic Church has resisted public inquiries into child sex abuse by members of the clergy--both priests and brothers.
Compassion and saying sorry for the decades of criminal inhumanity, complicit silence and culpable neglect, are notable absent. There is a here is a powerful culture of always presenting a good external appearance to the world. Hence the culture of secrecy and the way the church has been treated being made into the central issue.