The fatally misguided notion of forgiveness that led some bishops to recirculate abusers in the Church still has at least one open defender, retired Archbishop of Anchorage Francis Hurley.
“Don’t we believe in forgiveness?” he said at the bishops’ meeting in Bellevue, Washington, as he argued for returning abusers to ministry, according to this story.
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