Catholics are “outraged” about reports of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial homosexual abuse, not so much because a churchman sinned as that he did so with impunity and protection, a new article asserts.
In a bracing October essay titled “Catholicism After 2018,” First Things editor Rusty Reno pinpoints an acceptance of a homosexual subculture in the Catholic clergy as the core issue underlying recent sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.
Outraged? I suspect a lot of people ran out of outrage long ago and have simply chosen to put the church behind them. Rome will survive this latest chapter of its scandalous betrayal but I don’t care one way or another anymore. It may one day even be reformed into something worthwhile but I am not betting on it.