It appears that the recent media frenzy concerning sexually abusive Catholic priests can almost all be traced to one lawyer, a former Catholic turned atheist turned alcoholic turned… well, something…

Anderson raised three children in the Roman Catholic tradition of his first wife, but his work representing abuse victims in the 1980s turned him off to organized religion. He became an atheist but says he regained his faith 13 years ago, when he began confronting his alcoholism at AA meetings.

“I had to look at myself and turn things over to a higher spiritual power,” said Anderson, who doesn’t identify with a religious tradition and describes his faith as “eclectic.”

— CNN, One lawyer behind many accusations of Catholic Church abuse

There is an interesting ambiguity in the phrase “Catholic Church abuse”.

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 7:53 am  Leave a Comment  

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