Father Ryan’s Remarks Concerning the Sexual Abuse Situation

There is no doubt that the news out of Pennsylvania this past week regarding sexual abuse has shocked everyone, particularly every Catholic. Deep anger and righteous indignation are understandable. The fact that our institution and our leaders have fallen so drastically short in representing the Gospel is alarming. As a priest, I am embarrassed and ashamed that such abuse could happen to our most innocent children and over such a lengthy period. Not only are we dealing with a major moral issue of evil, but clearly it was and is serious criminal activity. READ MORE…