NYT. story in today's paper is heart breaking .This young man result of liaison of a priest and a naive woman in love has touched many a lives and put the light on secretive society of catholic priest and their leaders.This young man of 22 died of brain cancer.He did not have company or love of his father .Church by proxy treated it as a one night stand for the priest and made deal to pay minimal support to the child and no more.No investment of church and two lives broken apart (this boy and his mother).This preacher continued to work in other parishes and abused other girls(some of them minors).Thanks to NYT(new york times) story last year he was finally removed as it became public that one of his liaisons was minor girl.This priest has also asked women to have abort his child.Shame on church and these priests for hypocrisy.
We know priests are human with all the frailties of them .They are supposed to be role models and protectors of morals among us.Church is supposed to supervise its employees and protect its adherents from abuse.Because secrecy church has failed in both .It has come to light that many abusing priests were reshuffled in parishes and they continued their abuse.
It is sad that any redress has come through courts not better supervision by the church.I know a friend whose policeman son had committed suicide and my friend has never forgiven the church for the abuse of his son(sexual abuse)by this priest who is in jail and has been charged with abusing many boys.His was a god fearing church going family who had made church as important part of their life.
How callously they treat their adherents is shame. No wonder more people are finding it repugnant to join organised church.Our society is loosing the benefits of fellowship and a sense of belonging. our children are victims and loose the feelings which bound us to each other in community and village.