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He just can't help himself.
We also fully expect a full-out attack from Patheos bloggers demanding the resignation of the conservative bishop Finn, coming to a theater near you. [NOTE: I would not include Australia Incognita among them, but strongly disagree with their take on the abuse "crisis", which is a media generated blitz on the Catholic Church resembling other such campaigns.]
I think you can count on patheos bloggers to do three things when it comes to sex abuse:
1. They confirm that it is a "Catholic" problem.
2. They confirm the hysteria surrounding it by overreacting to certain priests and laity who've committed these crimes.
3. Typically ignore the magnitude of the problem when the abuse happens, as it most often does, outside of prescribed targets. (While the Nazi government focused on the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, it was unwilling to address its own problems with it.)
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Indeed, the uncritical comments regarding Bishop Finn in this blog who won't challenge the presentation of the "facts" is breathtaking. Considering that prelates far more deserving of this kind of treatment escape without even a critical appraisal from the various media organs indicates that there is a real problem with people, as if they can't think between compartments, individuals and situations, or maintain the same principles all the time as if they were mentally diseased.
One commenting in the above mentioned blog post suggests, quite accurately, that Opus Dei won't take this sitting down. They have hoards of attorneys at their disposal. I hope they rake anyone attempting to instrumentalize this event in the service of propagandists alien to the Catholic Church over the coals.