Saturday, July 11, 2020

Our Accountability for Composer David Haas’ Abuse

The Soldier Compelled the Passerby to Carry the Cross 
© 2003 Michele Beaulieux

At this point, anything we do about Catholic Christian composer David Haas' decades of abusing women is a little too little and a little too late. My prayer is that justice doesn’t lead to demonizing Haas—a sick man who needs help and accountability—but rather to community self-reflection. I don’t want to sing David Haas songs in worship anymore, not to punish him, but as a community penance in support of the women he violated and we failed.

Excerpt above from my reflection, Our Accountability for David Haas' Abuse, on my Reservoir Of Hope blog.