I have been following the L.A. Archdiocese sex abuse scandal from the very beginning. Like many Catholics, I am shocked and appalled at what has happened recently.
I have not donated any money directly to the archdiocese since this scandal became news. Though I will continue to support my parish, I encourage all Catholics not to contribute one penny to any fund-raising activities of the archdiocese. We need to send a strong message to Archbishop Jose Gomez that this type of conduct by our leadership is unacceptable.
I am once again appalled by the hubris of my church. As a Roman Catholic, I am already nauseated at the criminal acts of our leaders, but it goes beyond the pale when they turn around and ask us to pay for their egregious behavior.