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:
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.