The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them and do nothing. ~Albert Einstein
Child sexual abuse has always been a crime, but it happened everywhere.
This time priests and leaders of the Church in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed the crimes. They preferred to protect the abusers and their institution instead of protecting the children. The Men of God who were responsible for these children did nothing, they hid it all and protected more than 300 accused predator priests and alleged to have molested at least 1,000 children. They covered up the sexual assaults, transferred priests to new parishes and maintained a conspiracy of silence that allowed the abuse to go on. Many Catholics are asking how they can possibly continue to believe that this is the one true Church.
Watch Pennsylvania Attorney General, Joh Shapiro give a report here
Read the grand jury report here
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~Edmund Burke
Here we go again...but instead of the USA Gymnastics’ doctor, we can look to something more local…the sexually inappropriate comments and bullying perpetrated by Loyola Academy’s soccer coach of young female athletes. Are we to believe that the coach of Loyola's varsity girls' team since 2004, just started treating the young women this way over the past couple of years? Why did people in positions of authority not act sooner? It was stated that the abuse wasn’t reported by any of the young women until recently, why not? So, for 13 or so years none of the girls came forward about this coach? How many young women over the past 14 years were subjected to his vulgar comments and victimization? It makes one wonder about the culture that these young women didn’t feel that they could speak up. We will probably hear of many more stories from other athletes in the future.
The female athletes were reluctant to come forward due to worries their playing time would be cut and/or that they wouldn’t have opportunities for scholarships. Just imagine how horrible that must have been. The young women were working so hard at their sport and had to listen to his sick comments day in and day out…shameful!
A possible solution might be to hire an independent professional not affiliated with the school, and make it known to the athletes that if they ever had a concern or worry about being treated or spoken to inappropriately they should be seen by the independent professional. Just like the gymnasts that were sexually abused by their doctor, Larry Nassar, these young athletes had nowhere to go.
Read the article here and read about those who should have acted here