The story reports the conviction of Bishop Finn of
“ If I had not been sexually assaulted by a Carmelite priest in the past, I would be fully protective of the Church...” “I am grateful to God that I had that sad experience, since it helped me to realize that there are some clergy that are abusing their position in the priesthood.” Dr. Rosemary Eileen McHugh
Thus, part of the plan this psychopathic mythical god thing has for this woman was being raped by a priest in order to help her “... realize that there are some clergy that are abusing their position.”.
Hmm, well, if this is true then perhaps all the children molested by priests all over the world are also the beneficiaries of her god's brilliant plan for their enlightenment. How nice for them. How grateful they should be. Thank ya Jeezus!!! I imagine the church is happy to have her thanking god . It must beat taking the rap for it all alone.
Of course there is an alternative. Maybe, just maybe, her being victimized at her god’s direction wasn't necessary for her to come to the realization that priests take advantage of religiously cowed children because they are easy targets. Maybe her god could have just provided her with a newspaper from any country on the planet that has had the priest scandal...which is virtually all western countries. Maybe she could have stumbled across such a story on her own.
This level of convoluted non-reasoning; this dependency on supernatural myth and this need to give “meaning” to the wanton act of a sexual predator is the only way she can salve her anguish and continue to justify her faith in an omniscient beneficent god thing that is anything but beneficent. It transcends stupid. It goes beyond obscene. It verges on utterly insane.