Archive for June 5th, 2012

Recent Study Shows How Discontented Priests Are with Bishops’ Handling of Sexual Abuse

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate recently completed “Same Call, Different Men: The Evolution of the Priesthood since Vatican II,” which shows continuing discontent among many priests at how bishops have dealt with clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. As reported yesterday by National Catholic Reporter, CARA study: Priests not content with bishops on sex abuse front, here is an excerpt from the study:

“I’m getting angry because, as a priest, I am expected to be supportive of the Church. I feel like the bishops have put us in an indefensible position. The bishops are the ones who did so much of this covering up. They left priests out on a limb. The way we choose bishops in the Church has to be changed. I’m sick and tired of someone being made a bishop because he was such a good secretary. Let someone who is a good pastor be a bishop.”

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