Writer defends sexual abuse of boys by Roman Catholic priests by attacking UN sex crimes






The U.N. can’t point fingers when it comes to sexual misconduct: James Varney


The widespread sexual abuse of boys by Roman Catholic priests is one of those astounding stories, an injustice so monstrous and rooted in a network so rich and deep it would seem confined to Hollywood screenwriters. It’s all too real, though, and horrible.

The light that has been shone on the church in terms of what it knew and tolerated for decades, along with steps it took to bury accusers and escape judgment for its crimes, has been a good thing. Perhaps the only troubling aspect of it is how much the spotlight has been focused on the United States.

This isn’t an American problem; this is a Roman Catholic Church problem, and Rome and its officers are a global presence.


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