The day after the “10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference” in Boston, we called the event a complete bomb.
You know it’s a bomb when a whopping total of 75 people turned out for the conference, 25 of whom were the speakers. Not only is it a bomb, it is nothing short of embarrassing. It’s clear that the professional victims’ lobby is spent. Everyone else has moved on, but those who have an ideological, emotional or financial interest in continuing this saga cannot let go. What a pitiful bunch of malcontents.
We saw this as a good sign. Instead of harping on decades-old cases of sex abuse, Catholics were talking about the announcement of the elevation of Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Archbishop Edwin O’Brien to cardinals. Catholics have showed that they are not interested in wallowing in negativity.