"Milwaukee’s Archbishop Listecki warned people last week, “Prepare to be shocked”, with regards to reading sexual abuse case-related church documents which were released July 1st. I read several of the documents and the following things did strike me with intensity so I appreciate the warning: The Vatican stated in one of its letters to Tim Dolan, Milwaukee’s archbishop at the time, “…the Dicastery would call to your Excellency’s attention the priorities for the use of ecclesial goods as established in c.1254.2, noting that the support of clergy ranks second in importance only to divine worship.” I think many people sense church hierarchy prioritizes protecting ritual and clergy above all else but it was startling to see it in writing. There’s no mention of the flock, victims or anything else as having a priority other than ritual and clergy, by the way. .."
Bridget Mary's Response:
How many times must we encounter the same tragic response from the hierarchy and Vatican to the sexual abuse in the Catholic Church?