Catholics shouldn’t remain silent on predator priests

Manhattan Mercury

April 24, 2019

Am I the only Catholic that feels like my religion has been hijacked by spineless cowards? The weak response to predator priests in the church has been the most dismal and embarrassing response I could possibly imagine.

As reported by USA Today, many parishioners are leaving the church for this very reason. I think the wrong people are leaving the church. Our church leaders need to go.

I am tired of trying to justify the church’s lack of meaningful action in my head. Remaining silent on the issue as a Catholic follower only implies that you are complicit with the church’s response to these problems.

Aaron Keck
2525 Bellerive Drive, Apt. 37
Manhattan KS

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