We are grateful to these three brave men who have helped expose a predator priest and who have won some semblance of justice. We strongly suspect that Catholic officials in Santa Rosa and Dublin knew of or suspected Fr. Patrick McCabe's crimes but kept silent and endangered more children.
We also hope Mr. Horne gets his day in court. While trials can be stressful, they are often the best way to peel back and expose the secret layers of callousness, recklessness and deceit in the church hierarchy.
McCabe has been accused of abuse by at least five men, and there are likely more victims out there suffering in silence. We hope that they will hear of this case and find the courage to come forward and make a report to police.