John Dick is a Belgium-based academic who sometimes contributes to NCR. He has been busy writing for us this year as the clergy sex abuse scandal exploded like mold spore and spread throughout Belgium.
Dick's latest piece is about the incendiary television interview that former bishop Roger Vangheluwe did for Flemish TV last week. See it here: Belgian bishop insists he is not a pedophile.
Dick was also busy for us this weekend. Here's a short story he sent today:
Easter Sunday, however, was media day for Léonard.
Léonard spoke out for the first time on Easter Sunday during his homily in the Brussels cathedral. There he called the televised interview with Vangheluwe "shocking" but said he would not go into the matter in his homily.