VOW OF ‘NEVER AGAIN’ (But Murphy regards sexual revolution as factor in abuses)

Bishop William Murphy said there were no excuses or justifications for sexual abuse by priests, but that the so-called American sexual revolution with all its permissiveness has certainly been a factor.  He stood on the altar of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre and vowed, Never again, the criminal betrayal of trust and the destruction of the innocence of a child.  However, he emphasized that the sinfulness of the human condition can at times overwhelm the best efforts and the total commitment of even all of us striving together.