I have nothing to add to this from The Onion…
…except to say that for once the writers didn’t put all their good ideas in the headline. The article gets “better,” which is to say, more cringe-inducing, as it goes on.
The Onion’s similarity to The New York Times is often hilarious. But this time, it’s genuinely disturbing. The deadpan perversity is, aside from a few slips into juvenalia, worthy of Swift. And on this matter, we stood in dire need of a Swift.
Update: I read this piece without checking the date. It’s in fact recycled from 2002. Its continued timeliness makes it even more disturbing: the Church has had most of a decade to reflect on how to accept responsibility for conniving at evil in its ranks—and still can’t.