Catholic officials hastily cry "media bias" at many stories about clergy sex crimes and cover ups.
So how do they explain the fact that the Pope has just made his most extensive comments yet on the abuse crisis - widely perceived to be negative comments - but no articles about it apparently appeared in the print editions of the New York Times, Washington Post or Los Angeles Times?
I wish you were right about the catholic church nearly having “lost the English speaking world and most of western Europe”. I have thought perhaps that was true on a couple of occasions myself, but then been sadly returned to the reality of the many younger catholics still “hanging on” to this religion, clinging to the hope that other changes (other than reporting and stopping pedophile clergy), changes that might involve the ordination of women, priests being allowed to marry and the recognition of same sex marriage by a pope just such as this one. Personally, I don’t know why the young ones hope for, or want those things when the whole institution is rocked by rampant crimes against humanity in the form of enabled and abbeted pedophele clergy and internet child pornography they produce and support. I think that because I personally find these ongoing crimes so reprehensible AND unforgivable, that I’d like to think the rest of the “developed world”, did too. But, again and again, I’ve been proven wrong. I have been shown over and over again, that otherwise “well meaning”, supposedly “law abiding” citizens will apparently, willingly “turn a blind eye”, to these heinous crimes against helpless, innocent children and disabled adults, so long as their own, OTHER religious beliefs can be perpetuated or instigated. In my opinion, many of the young ones, as well as many of the life-long, older catholics simply do not allow themselves to believe the victims and survivors who in fact were (and continue to be) ABUSED by priests, and catholic religious. I pray the day will come, when they are somehow enlightened, and or renewed of having a conscience for these innocent victims.