Matt has issued a statement up here signaling his the fullness of the truth is still not out in the public square on what transpired in the Fr. Euteneur allegations.
Having closely followed this story for a while now, I will say only that I am disappointed in certain aspects of both statements. Pray that the full truth be known, if it be God's will. At this point, however, I'm prepared to move on.
There are several very sad and troubling realities about the culture of secrecy that scandalizes Our Lord's One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
1. The Bishops and their PR machines continue to spiritually manipulate Catholics into believing it is sinful to expose their corruption on matters of sexual abuse.
2. The Catholics in the pews wait like roaring lions to rip the flesh off of anyone who will break the sound of silence.
Here's an educational exercise that every Catholic should take the time to do today. Take a look around the internet to see how Catholic journalists who are characterized as respected covered this matter and ponder these things in your heart.
Most of them ignore the matter so they can rub elbows at swanky events with corrupt Bishops who cover up the abuse of women and children. Others covered the release of Fr. Euteneuer's statement filled with holes and issued a warning that comments would be deleted on anyone who questioned the veracity of it.
The Bishop's restraining orders on who will be respected in the Catholic Church are carried out by lay Catholics in the pews. That's what has always been so ludicrous to me about all the finger pointing that the Bishops are mandating the silence. Lay Catholics in the pews are doing the hand to hand combat as they always have and they always will.
It is not safe to report sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
It's not safe to report corruption in the Catholic Church. That's why the people of Boston have felt like they had to do it anonymously.
To be beautiful and holy or respected in the eyes of the pewsitters, you have to play their games. The trouble is, there's so few of them left, they can't hold up the collapse going on around them.
The irony is, they see the people who have walked away from their circle of cult personalities as the crackpots.
Here is some sanity from the trenches:
Keep your eyes fixed on the Eucharist and do whatever He tells you.