That is what the headline in The Boston Globe said today.
However, that isn't exactly what happened. The point is that the Cardinal was called out by a victim of pedophilia for not doing more, not for his apology as such. So much for the media understanding what is happening in religion today. And this from The Boston Globe, which prides itself on breaking the pedophilia story in the Archdiocese of Boston story.
Good on Cardinal O'Malley for calling out Monsignor Stanislaw Kempa, of the local Lowell Roman Catholic Polish Church, on High Street, Holy Trinity. The Monsignor was wrong to condemn the victim from the pulpit, or anywhere else. The priest who molested the three young men in the story, the Rev. Czeslaw Szymanski, did wrong. But, he did wrong in a big way. His sin reminds me of Mark 9:42—"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe (in me) to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea."
Yes, more needs to be done, but when progress is being made we should not get in the way, but rather stand to the side and shout encouragement.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago