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that there had been no cases of sexual abuse by clergy in the Diocese of Monterey during his tenure.
Speaking with apparent sincerity, he expressed sympathy for the victims and a clear understanding of the general problem.
And when a woman accuses us of behaving like a wolf, or even just being insufficiently caring, it raises feelings. The experience seems archetypal enough to have touched all our lives at one time or another.
As well as having enough money to cover any contingencies.
Ryan says the goal of the first mandate, "To Promote Healing and Reconciliation with Victims/Survivors of Sexual Abuse of Minors," is "to be there to deal with the harm and devastation of having been abused by someone of such trust." Ryan admitted that many survivors never re-enter religious life to get that help. "Their faith is shattered." He recounted his experience in Dallas when four survivors of sexual abuse by clergy spoke openly about their abuse. In fact, they''re rather rare according to a local attorney.
Ryan acknowledged that the secrecy that has seemingly run rampant throughout the Church-the moving of priests from diocese to diocese after allegations of abuse and the paying out of secret settlements-has "created confusion and distrust." He went on to say that the secrecy has "not only inhibited healing but enabled abusers to continue the abuse." The Charter also directs the Church''s leaders to "Guarantee an Effective Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors," which simply means complying with its already-existent legal obligation to report allegations of sexual abuse.
Monday''s forum was arranged so Ryan could deliver a report about the June meeting in Dallas of representatives of the thirteen regions of the Roman Catholic Church in the U. Ryan''s recitation of the particulars of the meeting began like forced prose from an indoctrinated follower, the stoicism piercingly evident.
But as he let go of his format and spoke from his heart to the anxious and deafeningly silent crowd awaiting answers, Ryan''s message became clear, his motivation and sentiment crystalline: The Church-this Church, every one of s-is standing up against predators of children.