When it comes to clerical sexual predators, complicit clergy and apologies Pope Francis has stepped over a line:
18 January 2018: Pope Francis shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
Accusing the victims of calumny?
And this demeaning of victims comes on the heels of the papal apology:
Yesterday I pondered if anything had changed since Pope Francis’s previous defence of Bishop Barros with claims that the opposition to him was unfounded and coming from the ‘the left.’
Alas, my question has been definitively answered.
Pray for victims everywhere. This papal accusation of calumny against victims papal goes beyond to pale.
Meanwhile in Ottawa at St. Patrick’s Basilica: (Father Amesse- St Patrick’s Basilica Bulletin 14 January 2018)
Enough for now,