Pope Benedict Meets with 5 Sex Abuse Survivors

The Pope has conceded and met with 5 victims of Catholic priest sex abuse. Attorney Robert Bennett, a member of the National Review Board admitted on Chris Matthews’ Hardball that the bishops had screwed up and didn’t handle the crisis. According to him, they handled the priest abuse crisis as if they were risk managers for an insurance company rather than as pastors of souls! This is a step in the right direction. We need to hold their feet to the fire and force them to move from words to actions. This may be an opportunity for real healing. However, the old axiom still applies, “Verify, verify, verify!”