Thanks to Julie at Concerned for Life, I read an eye-opening article that included a letter by the priest who was a judge in the case of the Father Murphy that has been part of the newest controversy about sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic church. I feel much better after reading this.
My view of Pope Benedict in reference to the clergy sexual abuse scandals affecting this country and others has been of one who has been kind and caring. He has apologized to the victims, which was a moment of healing for me. I read his letter to the victims of Ireland and found it to be so healing, a reaching out to them with love and care. I feel that our Pope has been a true shepherd, longing to help heal Jesus' lambs.
Child sexual abuse in all of society is a major problem. What really angers me, is that the victim often gets forgotten as some people try to follow their own agendas in this. There have been many reporters who have reported honestly on the scandals in the church. Indeed, back in 2002, they helped bring out the abuse and cover-up going on in this country. But there have been others who seem to just want to stir the pot and create news.
We survivors of abuse need TRUTH. We have lived with our own secrets for too long. Stop using us to further your own agendas.