What I predicted, 25+ years ago
Yesterday I spoke at length with Al Kresta about the sex-abuse scandal in general and the Vigano testimony in particular. The whole interview is available here. Al is thoughtful, faithful, and literate; I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation, and I think you will, too.
During the interview Al, who’s an old friend, recalled the first time that he had spoken to me on-air about sexual abuse. It was sometime around 1992—that’s right: more than 25 years ago!—long before the eruptions of 2002. During that first interview, Al asked me whether the sex-abuse complaints would be a serious problem for the Church. I replied, to his amazement, that the sex-abuse scandal would be the greatest crisis for the Catholic Church since the Reformation.
At the time, Al admits, he thought my answer was a bit wild.
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