Speaking solely as a concerned parent and as a former Catholic journalist, and not as a canon lawyer, someone needs to have a little talk with Jason Berry, co-author of Vows of Silence. Politely ask Mr. Berry – no, beg him for the good of the Church – to pop the following questions to his contacts and share their responses with the rest of us:
– Who in the Church and LC knew what about Maciel?
– And when did they know it?
Please get this information out now, before the Apostolic Visitation comes to an end next month. The information cannot be whitewashed if it is already public.