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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wickedness in High Places | The Catholic Gentleman

The world is sick with sin. And not just the world, but the Church.

The latest revelations about the depth and degree of the rot and moral corruption within the priesthood and the hierarchy, reaching all the way to the highest echelons of power, are nothing less than nauseating. The frightening truth is, we likely don’t know the half of how deep it runs. 

There is indeed wickedness in high places, and no amount of excuses or appeals to historic examples of corruption will make it acceptable. Souls are being lost and lives destroyed. We should never simply shrug and turn a blind eye toward evil, as if the fact that it has always existed makes it any less appalling or egregious. The sooner we acknowledge the dark reality of our situation, the sooner we can begin to remedy it.


Well, Sam is right about this. I thought the pedophilia scandal was over, but then a whole new abscess opened up.

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