LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT TO THE CLERGY AND
FAITHFUL OF THE CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA
This January 3rd letter from Archbishop Chaput is one for the history books. I would like to offer some insight into its content and message.
“……At MY direction, the Archdiocese has provided 10 percent of Msgr. Lynn’s bail – $25,000 – to assist his release from prison……”
“……As a result, I believe that assisting Msgr. Lynn’s family and attorney with resources for his bail is both reasonable and just. WE have acted accordingly……”
Now, which is it, YOU made the decision, Archbishop or did WE make the decision? If it is WE, who are the members of the group? On the other hand, the second sentence of your letter to the Faithful states that “at MY direction”, the bail money was provided.
A little clarification would be helpful for the Philadelphia parishioners to more fully understand WHO made the decision?
"....The Superior Court ruling does not vindicate Msgr. Lynn's past decisions. Nor does it absolve the Archdiocese from deeply flawed thinking and actions in the past that resulted in bitter suffering for victims of sexual abuse and their families....."
"DEEPLY FLAWED THINKING AND ACTIONS"...........euphemism for CRIMINAL CONDUCT (see PA Crimes Code and Statutes)
"BITTER SUFFERING".....................euphemism for the DESTRUCTION OF THE EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MORAL LIVES AND SPIRITS OF INNOCENT CHILDREN WHICH DESTRUCTION LASTS A LIFETIME.
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