Michael D'Antuono's Art And Response

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

48″ x 36″ | oil on canvas

It has been common practice for the Catholic Church to transfer pedophile priests in leu of reporting their crimes to the legal authorities. The cover-up goes all the way to the top. As a Cardinal, future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including “the good of the universal church” according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.

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