Quote for the Day

"Let us be clear: Ultimately, this is not about individual criminal acts or individual failures in leadership. This is about the systematic corruption of an institution. This is about the church as a hierarchy and a whole betraying the faith and the faithful in the most serious fashion imaginable. It is about a massively powerful institution using its power to conceal and effectively perpetuate - knowingly perpetuate - crimes (and sins) of the most evil nature against the most innocent and vulnerable of the souls who trusted the church," - Michael Kelly, Washington Post, March 20, 2002.

Mike died in Iraq four years ago today. I don't know a better way to remember him than to reprint one of the many truths he wrote in the online version of the magazine he edited.