Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Francois Houtart, Belgian Activist Priest, Admits Sexual Abuse

The admission by the 85 year old priest to abuse that took place 40 years ago again points to the fact that the abuse in the church is not new, only the crisis is new. The crisis is the result of victims coming forward and making charges. There is really no way of knowing how long (centuries­?) the abuse has actually been taking place. For systemic abuse to take place, and this appears to be systemic rather than a series of isolated events as the Vatican would paint it, it would require significan­t complicity from all levels of the church.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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