This post contains this paragraph (emphasis mine):
You’re not supposed mention money, by the way, at least if you’re not the guy arguing for the church to be supine before the plaintiffs’ attorneys. To do so is to “put money before people's very lives,” as some blogger or other put it in when I had the temerity to say it’s a shame the church may well be bankrupted.
Now where did we see this before? Oh yeah, in this post (again emphasis mine, if one can empasize oneself):
And being just as egregious, McIlheran focuses on the cost to the Church, indicating that the Church shouldn't be made to pay for something that happened decades ago. Leave it to him to put money before people's very lives. He should be ashamed of himself for even writing this post. And I feel safe to say, that I bet that the victims would have been glad to forego any money they might receive in order to have never been abused in the first place.
My ego isn't so fragile that I will make a big deal about McIlheran not linking or even mentioning who that "some blogger or other" is. After all, I don't always link to him, although I always make it clear who gets credit for the stuff he writes. (Lord knows I don't want it.)
But I can't help but notice that he is always trying to paint the victims, or at least their attorneys, as the bad guys. He makes claims to the effect of "Well, the Church doesn't do that anymore, so they should just drop it." He further points out, accurately this time, that the actual perpetrators are either dead or don't have any money in the first place.
Unfortunately, the question that McIlheran never answers is why he thinks that the victims should get nothing but a "We're sorry." It could very well be that he just doesn't understand what this kind of victimization can do to a person's psyche, and to their lives, for the rest of their lives. I hope that is the reason he fails to answer the question.
For the only other reasons would be that he does indeed consider money to be more important, or he just doesn't care about what happened to the victims in the first place. And as much as we may disagree with McIlheran's issues and points of view, it would be truly sad if he were that deplorable.