Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quotation for Today: Just Life

Today's quotation provides an interesting view on the subject of adults sexually abusing children.

“I don’t think we did anything wrong. The fact that sex abuse becomes overpowering in people’s eyes, that’s a part of life."
Cardinal Edward Egan
Cardinal Egan is the former leader of New York's archdiocese for the Roman Catholic Church.  A New York Times editorial, about Cardinal Egan's backtracking on his apology in 2002 for the sexual abuse of children by Church priests, is the source of today's quotation. Cardinal Egan's comments are part of that Times editorial, which is cited below. 

Cardinal Egan reminds me of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey as portrayed in the movie "A Man for All Seasons."  Orson Welles played the role of Wolsey in Fred Zinnemann's 1966 movie that won the Oscar for Best Picture.

"His Eminence in Denial." Editorial. The New York Times 13 February, 2012: online edition.

Related information:

"Quotation for Today: Compromising First Principles." Exempli Gratia 12 February, 2012.

"Quotation for Today: A Democracy Or A Theocracy?" Exempli Gratia 9 February, 2012.

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