domenica 17 ottobre 2021

Seal of the confessional simply not a roadblock to fight against abuse

(John L. Allen Jr., Crux - Angelus)
Bishops certainly have had bad weeks before. One thinks, for example, of the unfortunate late Cardinal Michele Giordano of Naples, who, when it was announced in 1999 that he was under investigation for a Ponzi scheme run by his brother with archdiocesan funds, gave an interview in which he insisted he couldn’t be complicit because he wasn’t smart enough to understand what was going on.