My wife grew up in a large Catholic family in
In this close community, the stories about John Merzbacher and the atrocities he committed on innocent children began surfacing early on ("Calls for reform in cases of abuse," Nov. 27). Many people who were looked up to by the community were complicit in these horrific acts. Most notably, the
There is no compensation for the lifetime of suffering that these people have endured, other than for the archdiocese to admit their guilt in these crimes imposed upon families who loved and trusted their church, whose dreams for their children were crushed through no fault of their own.