So how do the bishops respond upon finding out that one of their top lay officials, tasked with the protection of children, is herself affiliated with an organization that promotes abuse of children (through anti-chastity, anti-abstinence policies) and the death of children (through pro-abortion policies)? Why they defend her of course.
A prominent archbishop has leapt to the defense of embattled director of the USCCBureaucrats’ Office of Child and Youth Protection, Teresa Kettelkamp. To refresh your memory, Kettelkamp sent an officious memo to all US bishops ordering them to implement “safe environment sex education” programs … or else. We also found out that Kettelkamp, a former colonel in the Illinois state police, was/is a member of the advisory board of the National Center for Women and Policing, an arm of the pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation. (I had other substantive criticisms as well.)
To wit, here’s a memo from Archbishop Harry Flynn of Minneapolis/St. Paul to all US bishops, which I have obtained: