All right – let me see if I can get this straight:
An assistant coach on the Penn State football team allegedly molested a number of children over a period of time. Result: a previously well-respected football coach – Joe Paterno – and the president of the university both lose their jobs. The media is all over this story like white on rice and a full-on investigation of the entire incident is in process.
Meantime … the story of child abuse within the catholic church has been ongoing and documented since the 70’s and possibly going on long before that. Documented incidents of abuse in multiple countries involving hundreds of not thousands of children have been reported. Further evidence of transfers of offending priests and payoffs to victims is also logged and verified. The Holy See responds to such reports as being “petty gossip,” harbors at least one serious offender (Bernard Cardinal Law) within Vatican City, where he is very unlikely ever to see the bar of justice, while this same organization takes no obvious steps to deal with the situation, nor does it offer any transparency in what actions it is taking. What press coverage there has been has dried up and is currently silent on this issue and no real action appears to be forthcoming.
Now someone tell me, please:
What the F*** is WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???