We’re sad that another Catholic institution is harassing a brave advocate for victims. Jesuits should be ashamed of themselves for the entire Doug Perlitz scandal, which they are now making even worse by legally attacking a caring individual who has done much to expose Perlitz’ crimes and help Perlitz’ victims.
We hope these hardball moves backfire, and prompt even more people who see, suspect and suffer clergy sex crimes and cover ups into stepping forward. Some will no doubt be more frightened. But some, we are confident, will be outraged enough to overcome their fears and speak out, exposing corruption and protecting kids.