From The Deacon's Bench:
"I apologize for my comments. I did not intend to blame the victim. A priest (or anyone else) who abuses a minor is always wrong and is always responsible. My mind and my way of expressing myself are not as clear as they used to be. I have spent my life trying to help others the best that I could. I deeply regret any harm I have caused to anyone." - Fr. Benedict GroeschelI always pray to Venerable Fr. Solanus for Fr. Benedict every day, and will continue to do so. I understood that he was not laying blame on the victims, nor was he excusing the perpetrators. Fr. Benedict is a holy man, a compassionate priest. May God console him and grant him perfect joy in this trial.