Letter: Too much spin on refugee work obscures Catholic church’s legacy of abuse

Tulsa World [Tulsa OK]

October 8, 2021

As I process the latest news regarding the Catholic church, I am again miffed at such positive spin the press is giving them while not addressing the horrific sins of the church that have been going on since the 1950s to as recently as 2020.

Of note, I was raised a Catholic, every sacrament was taken, and we even lived down the street from a convent in one direction, a church in the other.

In other words, I have the entire experience. Yet no one in my family continues to support the church because of the tragic way children have been abused. And now are we supposed to glorify the church for taking in refugees? I hope someone is watching over those children.

— Sally Blann, Bixby OK