Clergy Abuse Lawyer -Bishop Says Reputation of Church is Most Important

I know I blogged about this just a day or so ago but I can’t let this one go. Bishop Gianfranco Girotti actually said that the first task of the bishops was to protect the reputation of the Catholic Church! I couldn’t believe what I was reading! This bishop actually admitted that the priority of the hierarchy was to protect its own reputation, the hell with the victims and their welfare. Once again, they betray themselves as men who have one mission and that is to protect and defend the church which they understand to be the bishops and the priests. The people are only accidental. The fact that such an important official would say such a thing in public belies a greater truth: the Church (understood as the bishops and priests) are only interested in one thing, and that is self-preservation. Victims of priest abuse are obstacles to that end. To say the church is in need of reform is indeed an understatement!
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