Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner August 23, 2018
In my four years as columnist in this space, and as a critical thinker, most often appreciatively critical, I have on a few occasions written about the institutional Catholic Church with deep indignation.
I was taught critical thinking first by my parents, then my studies in philosophy and theology at a Catholic college in Toronto, then as a writer and editor, watching this Church for many years.
In what Italian journalist Massimo Faggioli has called the "greatest crisis since the Reformation 500 years ago," even more grievous than that one because it is written on the backs of children and the vulnerable, new data is pouring out of a Pennsylvania Grand Jury investigation that took two years, heard 500 witnesses and unearthed thousands of pages of incriminating documents.
Even though we have for 50 years been uncovering clerical sex abuse … ours in St John's, Newfoundland at Mount Cashel orphanage in 1990, then in London, Ontario with offender Charles Sylvestre, and Peterborough not immune in the 1980s. Continue Reading >Here<
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