The men who disappeared

The men who disappeared

An interesting essay in Sunday’s Globe. It posits that an era of absolute loyalty to old institutions is over and that we are in a new era of accountability and transparency as the examples of Cardinal Law and Sen. Lott show us.

I may quibble with some of the points made and the emphases, but it’s hard to disagree with the overarching idea that we are leaving behind an era in which protecting the organization at all costs while sacrificing individuals was tolerated. In a new day, Catholics must recognize that no brother or sister is dispensable and that whatever our roles in the Church we all bear equal dignity before God and that a call to serve as clergy does not make you a better man, just one who is called differently.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli