From BBC News: More on the Child Abuse Scandal

March 21, 2012

As a child I was always told that the Catholic Church is 99% human and 1% divine. History has shown us that the “human” side unfortunately includes humanity’s worst as well as its best characteristics. The divinity latent within this deeply troubled institution allowed it to survive the twentieth century, but will it survive the twenty-first?

Now, I can only hope that these revelations will compel all of us – whether religious or not – to look within ourselves at our own dirty secrets, to confront the inhumanity that remains inextricably bound up with our own humanity.  “Let he who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.” (John 8:7).


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