October 03, 2005

Tom Ferrick Jr. | No confession, no contrition

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tom Ferrick Jr.
Inquirer Columnist

It comes down to a question of faith.

After the storm and fury over the D.A.'s report on sexual abuse of children by priests, the issue for Catholics is this:

Do you have faith in the leaders of the Philadelphia Archdiocese to handle this problem?

Do you believe they have the people and procedures in place to make sure it will never happen again, and if it does, to swiftly punish the abusers?

I don't know what your answer to those questions would be, but John Salveson's is a simple and direct "no."

Salveson has been in the news lately as local leader of SNAP - Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.

Posted by kshaw at October 3, 2005 02:33 PM