As a Catholic wife, mother and advocate for clergy sex abuse victims, their families and those who seek to protect, reading U.S. Catholic Church in Need of Reform, by Nicholas V. Vakkur (published at www.dissidentvoice.org) provided valuable insight to the ongoing failures of our society to confront the clergy sex abuse crisis and take immediate corrective legislation efforts.
However, in the interests of justice and the protections of children, there is only one way to restore the mounting lack of public trust in religious, government, education, political, legal and law enforcement leaders, demand accountability from those who participated in the failures to protect children from heinous sex crimes and abuses of our country's judicial process. In other words, IT IS TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE - STOP SELF-SERVING PROPHECIES!
Who are the ENABLERS of the past? Bishops, attorneys, Judges, legislators, government officials, teachers, administrators and law enforcement officials who knew better – and played dumb, using freedom of religion abuses to advance personal self-serving prophecies. Who are the ENABLERS today? You decide.
Five years after the sex abuse crisis erupted in 2002, religious, government, education and law enforcement leaders are still playing the ostrich. California’s 2003 Sex Abuse Law speaks for itself. Yet, Enablers in the past are slowly becoming Enablers of today. TO ALL ENABLERS past and today, it is time to confront the clergy sex abuse crisis with corrective legislation nationwide. Put an end to the horrific clergy sex abuse tragedies and stop the mounting lack of public trust in religion and government leadership. Without justice there will never be peace. Without peace, faith and our country's laws are empty.