The day is long past in which most people can feel insulated from the tyranny of false witness. It could happen to you or someone you love just as easily as it happened four years ago to three Duke University lacrosse players. Three young men were indicted and faced trial - and nearly lost their freedom - when an accuser's false accusations set in motion a trial-by-media that condemned them.
Catholics especially have a lesson to learn from the Duke case. For too long, Catholics have abdicated the well being and rights of accused priests to groups with an agenda, like S.N.A.P. and Voice of the Faithful. It's time to reclaim the rights and dignity of the falsely accused in our own Church. Click here to arm yourself with the truth - a truth told powerfully by Father Gordon J. MacRae, the voice in the wilderness behind These Stone Walls.