..."If the Vatican were to ask me for advice on how to handle this situation (which they will not), here are my ten steps to justice and healing:
- "Words are important but actions are the real test. Anyone who knew and did nothing or knew and covered it up should no longer be in a position of authority in the church. Holding individual bishops and administrators accountable would speak volumes..."
- ..." You created this problem by not responding to disclosures of abuse and by trying to hide them instead of dealing with them."....
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Pope Benedict should call Dr. Marie M. Fortune. Her wise advice to the Pope and the Vatican is right on. Nothing less then structural change and holding the bishops accountable will put the institutional church on the road to healing. Bridget Mary Meehan