Perversion of Power by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, PhD is detailed and perceptive


Perversion of Power looks at both the scandals and the cover-ups in the Catholic Church. The seemingly unending tidal waves of sexual abuse scandals that have overwhelmed the Church are of more than passing interest to gays, Catholic or not. Repeatedly, most recently by a Vatican spokesman, gays who have “wormed their way ” into the priesthood have been blamed exclusively for the scndals. In a larger sense the general culture’s evolution in the direction of toleration for LGBT persons has also been blamed. Rather than accept this assigned role as scapegoats, it behooves us to equip ourselves with a real understanding of what this situation is all