The Testimony

As Jordan Peterson would say, ‘Tell the truth or at least do not lie.’ “I wish to repeat my appeal to my brother bishops and priests who know that my statements are true and who can so testify, or who have access to documents that can put the matter beyond doubt. You too are faced with a choice. You can choose to withdraw from the battle, to prop up the conspiracy of silence and avert your eyes from the spreading of corruption. You can make excuses, compromises and justification that put off the day of reckoning. You can console yourselves with the falsehood and the delusion that it will be easier to tell the truth tomorrow, and then the following day, and so on.”

Rare & refreshing.

“Yet I believe that my continued silence would put many souls at risk,” he said, “and would certainly damn my own.”

The archbishop illuminated clearly the thinking of a man considering his mortality and the disposition of his mortal soul related to being privy to the Church’s clerical sexual abuse scandal.”

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