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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Faith of Our FathersFaith of Our Fathers 1 week, 3 days ago

    “…the story of Theodore #McCarrick isn’t just a story about sexual abuse. It’s about institutions and power… Without the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, we would know much less about the evil inside the church. (It is also instructive to note that authorities within the church opposed the release of this report.)… The institutional damage is done not by the abusers but by the structures that cover for them, excuse them, and advance them… It is difficult to disentangle the hundreds of cases of abuse in the church from the subject of #homosexuality … 1.6 percent of Americans identify as gay. Yet 80 percent of the abuse cases involve priests abusing other males…despite the fact that everyone wants to insist that abuse by priests has nothing to do with homosexuality, it’s strange that the people who most want to open the church sacramentally to homosexuality are the ones strenuously ignoring the abuse…”