There are good and bad people everywhere. I've known a lot of absolutely wonderful Orthodox Priests when I was a child.
I know you have a large axe to grind with the Church, but this article was not about an Orthodox priest.
Yes I know, but it's in general I was speaking. I believe stuff like this makes people paranoid of priests, ministers, pastors, etc. - who generally do very good things for people. The good things are often not reported.
Understood. I think the point of the story, however, was not to recount the rape by a priest, but to document gross criminal negligence on the part of the Chicago Archdiocese. This goes beyond the bad apple in the barrel argument.
And whether we like the ultimate outcome of articles like this, it is the media's job to report things like this. Hopefully it will help that organization sort its child-rape/molestation and cover-up problem.
From my childhood experience, I knew many wonderful men who were priests... Never stuff like this.
And I'm sure you are grateful for that. Far too many in these archdioceses did not have that experience. And it was covered up and allowed to happen again. This isn't meant as a knock on the RCC, but it's a terrible thing that happened. In addition to causing horror for children and families, it has, as you mentioned, blackened the reputation of many good men serving in the priesthood and harmed countless people's faith.
My axe is more like a hatchet unfortunately. It's not everything, even though I know it appears that way.
Noted. I shall adjust the size of the shaping, splitting, and cutting instrument that I counted amongst your personal inventory.