Date: August 14, 2018 09:37PM
NPR's "All Things Considered," had two interviews on this topic today that are both enlightening and disturbing.https://www.npr.org/2018/08/14/636855561/report-reveals-widespread-sexual-abuse-by-over-300-priests-in-pa
One of the most disturbing aspects of this comes from the first story where a local reporter says at the end of her interview that many state legislative officials (politicians) do not want to rewrite the law to allow for out of statute of limitations cases on this issue to be heard for fear that it would bankrupt the Roman Catholic church. Excuse me? If the church as an organization was looking the other way while priests were engaging in this kind of behavior, then maybe it should go belly up! Then again, I suppose that this is how Utah lawmakers might react if major lawsuits of this sort were brought against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
With regard to the second interview, Tom Gelton's statement at the end about the Catholic church's reluctance to accept change puts this whole matter in a light that maybe many true believers do not wish to view it in.