I urge all Catholics not to abandon their church, their religion.
The present scandal involves priests who are supposed to be representatives of God. However, they are only men.
Yes, mistakes, grave mistakes, were made by the hierarchy of the church. There were crimes committed and law enforcement should have dealt with the crimes. The decision to handle the situation from within was made, not to hide from civil or criminal authorities but to preserve the integrity of the church.
Don’t dismantle the basic principles of being a Catholic. Remain true to Catholic teachings, support the church and forgive the desire to protect through hiding.
Do what Jesus would do!
Donna Capitano Nardozzi