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‘Because Nobody Cares’

The Catholic writer and artist Kevin O’Brien, who has immediate family members who have suffered sexual abuse, hits the wall over the Bishop Finn and Father Groeschel messes. Excerpt: When one of the best men I know is thrown into a dark night of the soul, into drinking and weeping over Bishop Finn enabling CHILD […]

The Catholic writer and artist Kevin O’Brien, who has immediate family members who have suffered sexual abuse, hits the wall over the Bishop Finn and Father Groeschel messes. Excerpt:

When one of the best men I know is thrown into a dark night of the soul, into drinking and weeping over Bishop Finn enabling CHILD ABUSE and members of Finn’s Opus Dei prelature covering up, lying, and making excuses for him and belittling the severity of this abuse – I want to get drunk and weep a bit myself.

When commenters here and elsewhere on the blogosphere are defending Fr. Groeschel’s indefensible defense of abusers, which consisted of blaming the victims for seducing them; and when these same commenters read Bill Donohue’s lies but refuse to read the facts of the case regarding Bishop Finn’s conviction – I want to hit somebody.

And for me this is tied in with everything else.

In my twelve years as an adult convert to the Catholic Church, I have seen this issue build.

Why is the music bad and the architecture ugly?

  • Because nobody cares.

Why has the sacrament of Confirmation become “graduation from church”?

  • Because nobody cares.

Why are openly homosexual bishops allowed to turn seminaries into gay orgy factories and destroy the faith of their dioceses, some given full reign to do so over a thirty or forty year period?

  • Because nobody cares.

Why is it that neither adults nor children know the fundamentals of Catholic teaching on Faith and Morals?

  • Because nobody cares.

Why are principals of Catholic parochial schools allowed to bully parents and children and lock out any and all constructive criticism?

  • Because nobody cares.

Why are priests allowed to ABUSE CHILDREN and bishops allowed to enable them to do do?

  • Because nobody cares.

Why are Catholic media celebrities defended when they propagate anti-Catholic teaching and make excuses for anti-Catholic political candidates?

  • Because nobody cares.

Well, I care.

I care about this Church and I’ve had enough.

What does he propose to do about it? Read his blog entry to find out.

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