Now in the Netherlands: Clerical shame instead of responsibility

As a person who was sexually used within the Catholic Church as a child, I am hoping that Church authorities will take their share of responsibility for what has been happening all over the world.

What I keep getting is “shame”. Which is just an emotion. A soggy and cloudy and unhelpful emotion.

From CBS News:

Dutch archbishop apologizes as report says thousands abused

Excerpts:

Archbishop of Utrecht Wim Eijk apologized to victims on behalf of the entire Dutch Catholic organization and said the report “fills us with shame and sorrow.”


He said he felt personally ashamed of the abuse. “It is terrible,” he said.

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