Globe and Mail | 02Mar2016 | Orest Slepokura

Sins of the fathers

Re Cardinal Says Bishop ‘Protected’ Him (March 1, 2016): The gospels make it absolutely clear that bringing harm to a child is deemed so horrendous an act that Jesus himself underscored the gravity of it by telling his disciples an offender of this ilk would be better off tied to a millstone and cast into the sea.

One would have thought such stark condemnation of child abuse coming from Christ’s own lips would have long ago galvanized the Catholic Church to openly and vigorously confront the issue of pedophile priests.

But apparently not.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta.