Letter: Church can’t afford to protect its children?

Arizona Daily Star.

September 24, 2018

By Vickie Jahaske

How dare Bishop Weisenburger leverage the safety and security of children in his church to forestall decreased contributions. How disgusting to literally threaten those who withhold money of crippling a Safe Environment program. What nerve, after no longer being able to deny the magnitude of abuse, to shirk that responsibility off himself!

The Roman Catholic Church was forced to make safety a priority by legal and insurance issues from without, not goodness from within. The Star could be part of healing for victims of the church by giving the victims’ stories as much ink and priority as given to the bishop’s verbose statement. Part of healing is being given a voice. A safe place to share can be found at the next support meeting of Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd.

Vickie Jahaske


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