The Circus in Buffalo

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at the 2018 clergy abuse scandal in the Diocese of Buffalo.

“Whatever else comes of the situation in Buffalo, Bishop Malone has demonstrated what by now should be an iron law of ecclesiastical governance: The price the Church pays for trying to save face is, in the end, always greater than the up-front cost of transparency. Meanwhile the faithful in the pews, including far too many abuse survivors, watch circuses like the one in Buffalo and ask, ‘How long, O Lord?’”

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