March 10, 2006

Parishes encounter challenges to their faith

Telegraph Herald


As a parish leader, father of three young daughters and the nephew of a priest, Eric Foy's Catholic world was shaken to the core by revelations of sexual abuse by priests.

"It has tested me a bit with my faith," said Foy, whose testing included learning of accusations against one of the parish priests from his childhood, a man now dead.

Like many Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Foy has pondered each new turn of events, and in the process, come to a new place.

"I've resolved it as good people do bad things sometimes," he said, "but covering up that activity was wrong."

Posted by kshaw at March 10, 2006 09:40 PM