Catholics who are upset about all the negative news about the Catholic Church that has appeared in The Star have a right to be angry. But their anger is misplaced when they blame The Star as some letter writers have.
Catholics should be mad as hell at the hierarchy of our church, the bishops and priests who have betrayed the trust placed in them by God and by us. They clearly value the cult of the priesthood much more than the welfare of the children and the adults they are charged with shepherding.
As a lifelong Catholic and member of a family that has sent five generations of children to Catholic schools in this country, I am sick every time I read another story about priest child abusers and bishops who protect the abusers and scorn the abused.
Blaming the newspaper isn’t going to make this problem go away. Demanding accountability and forcing resignations of the offending bishops and priests should be the focus of every American Catholic.