Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Hire Female Clergy" Letter in USA Today by Fr. Roy Bourgeois

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/04/letters-celibacy-rule-not-the-issue-better-screening-of-priests-is-.html?loc=interstitialskip
Hire female clergy
The Rev. Roy Bourgeois - Columbus, Ga.

As a Catholic priest for 38 years, I am both sad and angry because the sexual abuse scandal in my church continues to claim more victims, now in Germany.

My instincts tell me that this coverup, silence and indifference toward the victims would not have happened if the Catholic Church had women priests and women bishops.

(Negative view: The favorable view of Pope Benedict XVI fell from 63% of adults — his personal best in the USA in 2008, when he visited New York and Washington D.C. — to 40%, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll./Andrew Medichini, AP.)

Posted at 12:10 AM/ET, April 01, 2010 in Letter to the editor, Religion - Letters | Permalink

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