Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around the dark. Suddenly a light gets turned on and there’s a fair share of blame to go around. I can’t speak to what happened before I arrived, but all of you have done some very good reporting here, reporting that I believe is gonna have an immediate and considerable impact on our readers. For me, This kind of story is why we do this.
We need to focus on the institution. Not the individual priests. Practice and policy. Show me the Church manipulate the system so this guys wouldn’t have to face charges. Show me they put those same priests back into parishes time and time again. Show me this was systemic that it came from the top down.