Finnegan's Awakeby Megan Finnegan
- Dialed down St. Patrick's Day
- A first time for everything
- Talking religion in 2011
- The uncertainty of prayer
- Smithsonian should have kept "ant-covered Jesus"
Posted by MeganFinnegan at 10/25/2009 5:39 PM EDT
So many Catholic issues, so little time!
Though I don't have much to say (yet) in the way of commentary on these issues, I cannot help but point out the recent frenzy of media attention given to the Church as it introduces some radical new changes.
Posted by MeganFinnegan at 10/21/2009 6:09 PM EDT
A fellow journalism student sent me the link to this article, published in the New York Times on October 13, “Orthodox Jews Rely More on Sex Abuse Prosecution,” knowing my interest in all things Catholic and knowing that for the next several generations at least, any type of child sexual abuse perpetrated by religious figures will be linked, deservedly or not, to the Catholic Church.
The article describes the recent and unusual spate of prosecutions by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office against members of the Hasidic Jewish community for varying offenses of sexual abuse of children. It is unusual because the Hasidic community rarely reaches beyond its own systems of law and authority to redress crimes.