Kansas City Modest Catholic Proposal: Lawsuits Stop Creeper Priests

For Sunday we share an inspired solution to a soul crushing litany of abuse allegations against high ranking Catholic leaders.

As with all things . . . The premise offered is simple and true: Consequences prevent dangerous behavior.

Here's the word via a local advocate against priest sex abuse . . . 

"If you're a Catholic, chances are you're tired of this seemingly endless stream of allegations of clerical corruption (though the flow of abuse reports has slowed in recent years). And at least a few times over the past two decades, you have likely worried, "I wonder if kids in my parish are safe?"

"I hope you've also asked yourself, several times, "What might I do to help prevent abuse in the church?"

Here's what might be a worthwhile solution: 

"Catholics should vigorously spread the word about these new legal opportunities for victims. Yes, I'm arguing that parishioners should take steps that make clergy sex abuse lawsuits more likely."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link from a KC based alternative publication . . .

Tired of the drip, drip, drip of Catholic sexual abuse reports? Let's try this.

David Clohessy is the former, longtime director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and can be reached at davidgclohessy@gmail.com. Enter your email address to receive free newsletters from NCR.