I would like to think that Bishop Goedert is concerned for the Children too. I’d like to think that I am the most handsome and intelligent man alive. Despite my deepest and most sincere hope that this is the case, reality assures me it is not.
Yet another recently released deposition, related to me via my acquaintance Jeff Anderson, has shocked me. Speaking with Jeff is always enlightening. This new deposition deals with the many serious controversies of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. A copy can be found for a limited time at the Archdiocese of Chicago website. It is a voluminous piece chock full of startling revelations.
I wish to digress for a second to share something. Chicago is presently the home base for the most influential politician in America, Mr. Barack Obama. It is also home for the most influential Catholic in America, Cardinal Francis George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Given the many serious controversies surrounding Chicago politics and Chicago Catholics (i.e., pedophile priests), I ask myself, ‘why would Americans across our fine nation hold Chicago as a credible base to launch such leaders?’ Some call Illinois the ‘Land of Lincoln’, perhaps it is really best known as the ‘Territory of Al Capone & Company’ (please be advised that my mention of Al Capone is not an insinuation that he was a pedophile).
With this ugly state of affairs in mind, I would like to return to my original point.