The Boston Globe has posted the following question on its discussion boards:
The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has offered $7.5 million to about 100 alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse, lawyers in the cases said yesterday. This settlement will provide alleged abuse victims with a median of $75,000 each, compared with a historic 2003 settlement which provided 554 alleged victims with a median of $155,000 each. What do you think of the church’s offer?
You can imagine the discussion that has ensued. The Catholics who are defending the Church there and providing a dose of truth and perspective are feeling beleaguered and would like some reinforcements. If that’s your cup of tea, feel free to jump in.