The Word and Tradition

Unavoidable

In the local news over the last year, there have been a steady flow of articles written about the scandal of sexual child abuse by priests in the Catholic Church. A number of articles have focused on a list released by the archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul that named priests who have been credibly linked to sexual child abuse. There were over 30 priests on the list, many of whom had been shuffled around to different parishes throughout Minnesota. Credibly accused priests have been at nearly half of the parishes in the state.[1]  What has become public to this point may just be the beginning, as there are many more pedophile related documents that haven’t yet been released by the archdiocese, and there are more lists to come from other dioceses in different regions of the state.[2] Continue reading