Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Calm Before the Chrism? Not So Much.

On this eve of what's regarded as the "anniversary" of the institution of the ministerial priesthood, the slow, rough drip continues....

Aired earlier tonight, the lede of the top story on National Public Radio says thus:

While the Roman Catholic sexual abuse scandal unfolds in Europe, the Catholic Church in the U.S. is under renewed scrutiny.

In the wake of its own scandal almost a decade ago, the U.S. church says it has reformed its policies for handling sexual abuse allegations and will remove from ministry every priest who is credibly accused of abuse.

But some of those priests are now being quietly reinstated.

Read on... as ever, decide for yourself... and lest anyone's thinking that little else is still to come, suffice it to say, think again.