By Hemant Mehta
Cardinal George Pell, the Catholic leader who was convicted of raping little kids until Australia’s highest court, this week, overturned his sentence, delivered an Easter message full of the same ignorance we’ve come to expect from a man whose own lawyer once described his actions as nothing more than a “plain vanilla sexual penetration case where the child is not actively participating.”
Pell wrote in a piece for the Weekend Australian that things are looking up in the world! There’s always a silver lining! Even in — wait for it — the Church sex abuse crisis.
The sexual abuse crisis damaged thousands of victims. From many points of view the crisis is also bad for the Catholic Church, but we have painfully cut out a moral cancer and this is good. So too some would see COVID-19 as a bad time for those who claim to believe in a good and rational God, the Supreme Love and Intelligence, the Creator of the universe. And it is a mystery; all suffering, but especially the massive number of deaths through plagues and wars. But Christians can cope with suffering better than the atheists can explain the beauty and happiness of life.
Leave it to Pell to write a paragraph that begins with “The sexual abuse crisis damaged thousands of victims” and includes the word “but.”
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