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Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:47 PM

Protester at church yells 'Shame on You!' as Cardinal Wuerl addresses sex abuse scandal

As the embattled Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, addressed the Catholic Church's clergy sexual abuse scandal on Sunday, one Catholic yelled "Shame on you!" while another turned her back on Wuerl in protest.

Wuerl, who faces accusations that he mishandled clergy sexual misconduct while he was a bishop in Pittsburgh, addressed Washington's Annunciation Catholic Church, where the cardinal was installing a new pastor. In a short speech after the Mass, Wuerl asked the 200 or so people in the congregation to forgive his "errors in judgment" and "inadequacies."

Wuerl also urged the parish to pray for and remain loyal to Pope Francis, as "increasingly it is clear that he is the object of considerable animosity."

As Wuerl mentioned the Pope, Brian Garfield, who was sitting in the middle of the church, stood and yelled "Shame on you!" and quickly walked out.


https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/02/us/wuerl-mass-protest/index.html

Well, they've figured out that some of the men can't be trusted. Now, once they figure out the institution can't be trusted, we'll make some real progress.

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Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:50 PM

1. Recced for your comment.

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Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:00 PM

2. The Church has many good people in it

trying to do good work and those people should be respected for their commitment and efforts. That said the institution ran off the rails a very, very long time ago and needs to either be dissolved or dragged kicking and screaming into the reality that abusing people is not something that is particularly well received or part of their mission statement. Noting will have any affect until people walk out and the collection baskets start to run empty.

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