Pope Benedict has plenty of opportunity during his brief weekend visit to Malta to talk about the clerical sexual abuse which has scandalised members of his faith around the world, and created a credibility crisis for the world's largest Church, the Church of Rome.
But he has chosen to speak in generalities and metaphor rather than to address the problem directly. Photo
On the papal charter plane from Rome, in brief comments to disappointed journalists who were hoping for more substantial and candid comment, he talked about "wounds" and '"shipwreck" but studiously avoided ever mentioning the word "abuse".
Just as shipwreck brought Christianity to Malta, Benedict said: "The shipwrecks of our life can bring God's project to us and be useful for a new start of our life." Read more - By David Willey – BBS News
“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.
Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids Are Being Hurt!!!