The Toronto Star in Canada sent out an inquiry to all 225 Catholic priests in the city in order to find out which ones would actually discuss with parishioners the sexual abuse issue confronting the Church. About 20% responded but only ten provided information about their Easter sermon and of those, three said they would discuss the issue. The vast majority said they were busy and spoke from notes rather than wrote out a sermon. The Rev. Michael McGourty provided an excerpt of what he would say: “there is a real danger in these times in which we are barraged by media reports about human weaknesses that we might miss the real message of Christianity. Christians have never claimed that human beings are perfect.”
I trust the Father McGourty remembers his words the next time he denounces females who have abortions.