It’s okay for Pope Francis to look more deeply into the causes of the sexual abuse scandal in Chile, but it will take centuries to produce meaningful change, one outrage at a time. If however, the plan is to claim they only now realize the scope of the issue, then it is the only way to address the issue without exposing decades, if not centuries, of complicity.
While it appears Pope Francis wants to address the issue of sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, he is attempting to do it without causing (any additional) harm to the Church’s reputation. This is a plan to merely weather the storm, not to actually make things right. Given the depth and breadth of the problem, it’s doomed to failure….