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Sobering questions

ryan_meeting_01.jpgOn the day following the  Dublin March for Abuse Victims, Provincial John Dardis met the heads of some ministries to reflect on serious questions: How could Religious lead such split lives, in which commitment to spiritual practices lived side by side with systemic abuse? Was it by buying into the myth of the superiority of priests and religious?  Abuse continues wherever people are not given their full dignity. Why were there so few whistleblowers? Key question: ‘What do you do with the knowledge you have?’ Why did the official church, which had known the Report’s contents, seem so unprepared in its response? Can we ever again trust authority? How do we build a humble, servant church?