How do you write about something that people are afraid to see? How do you expose an undermining, but insidious, practice? How do you change peoples’ minds? How does a civilization heal from the wounds of abuse?
Letters: Church should fight child sex abuse
Courtesy The Inquirer Daily News May 20, 2016 — 3:01 AM EDT
“I was raised Catholic and cannot understand how anyone with a conscience or sense of morality can support the Catholic Church in its lobbying against a Pennsylvania bill that would extend the civil statute of limitations on child sex abuse to age 50 (“Chaput to meet with clergy on legislation,” ). If the church leadership were sincere in wanting to stop child sex abuse and help victims, it would not oppose this legislation. According to the article, church officials, through their lobbying arm, have warned that the legislation could prompt litigation and bankrupt parishes. Let it be so. The church has shown that it is unwilling to stop predator priests who damage their victims for a lifetime. It is time for the Catholic Church to show real remorse and pay for its sins.” – Jane Weiss, Philadelphia
Tami Boehle-Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBBCH, HTP, a licensed psychotherapist in Boulder Colorado at attentiontoliving.com has challenged herself in 2016 to post weekly about the unpopular topic of abuse. Learn more about Tami at attentiontoliving.com