A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

quinta-feira, maio 19, 2005

SURFER JOE

Apologies for the non-postings--stories began exploding, namely the Orange diocese sex-abuse scandal.

Most blogging concerns itself with politics, whether concentrating on the left or right. When it comes to the rape of children, the blogosphere really doesn't seem to give a damn. The only people who care are those directly affected by or the reporters--such as myself--who have seen the Light--and the Light is wicked.

The apathy with which so many of my friends and peers greet the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal is appalling. One professor claimed it is a conspiracy by Protestants, a conspiracy dating back to the day of the Pilgrims. Another friend criticizes me for not concentrating on the "good" that the Church does (she's a catechism teacher). Others just don't give a damn about anything. And the vast majority of parishioners consider it a thing of the past. "Let bygones be bygones" goes the sentiment.

Problem is, this is the Roman Catholic Church. Bygones are never bygones here. The repercussions of this will reverb across the Catholic world for decades to come. And, of course, no one will care.

3 Comments:

  • At 9:59 PM, Anonymous liz said…

    wow, youre so right.
    i an't believe that i never looked at it like that. i mean,kids are getting raped..and i just always felt sorry for the priest..i was brought up to believe that they were all repressed homosexuals.
    (yes,im mexican..yes,my mom forced this belief on me)

     
  • At 9:23 AM, Blogger tortuga delmar said…

    I am a sexual abuse survivor and thanks for saying this. The denial associated with you must forgive taught by the church is bull shit. We don't have to forgive our perpetrators to move on. We only have to forgive our selves for not having the ability to not be manipulated as children, by those who were supposed to love and nurture us.

     
  • At 11:03 AM, Blogger tortuga delmar said…

    This post brought a lot of feelings up in me and I posted on it if you are interested. Later
    http://michaelwhitewater.blogspot.com/

     

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