Where Else Can I Go
The clergy abuse scandal seems to never go away. The local police recently conducted a raid on our diocesan pastoral center to recover what they claim are missing records on clergy abuse. Needless to say, this has caused much concern and media coverage. The daily newspaper has contained numerous interviews with Catholic parishioners to get their reactions.
The parishioners’ reactions reflected a variety of emotions but most of the reported interviews expressed the view that the latest police raid served as the final straw and they were considering leaving the Church.
To Leave or to Stay
A recent Gallup poll indicated that 37%