Isn’t that the $64,000 question. I hate clergy sexual abuse. It is ugly on so many fronts. For a moment let’s look at the priest who has been accused but has not committed a crime or anything inappropriate. If a public accusation has been made, his reputation has been ruined. He will always walk around with a question mark hanging over his head.
And as you continue to pray for survivors of abuse, pray for priests who have been falsely accused.
In the Twitterverse, thanks to Passionist Lisa Graas @catholiclisa and JMEG @catholicmominHI for directing me to this very important reflection so I could pass it along to you. Check out Lisa’s blog at http://www.lisagraas.com and Esther’s at http://www.hicatholicmom.blogspot.com.