It's a puzzle. You'd think that a church so intent on protecting us from same-sex marriage would be just as energetic and forceful about protecting children from predators.
Granted, other churches besides the Catholic Church are involved in fighting same-sex marriage and other churches have had pastors and religious leaders prey upon children so this isn't something unique to one church. But what's going on with the Catholic Church?
At Mass last weekend, the priest giving the homily complained about the IRS investigating churches and threatening their tax-free status when religious leaders told people how they should vote. Never mind that it's the law and the IRS is charged with enforcing it, he expressed it in a manner that made it seem like the IRS was taking unilateral action in an arbitrary and capricious manner.
I have to wonder what they're thinking, especially when they're on the wane.
Not Riding Newport, R.I.
4 days ago