I’m incredibly curious as to how they justify the protection of a priest instead of the protection of a living child, yet speak as though they are on the moral high ground when talking about sex, abortion, and contraception. Don’t have an abortion or use any form of contraception, rape a prepubescent child instead, no contraception needed; if they get a disease, who cares, you had your fun. They must have had a good reason to conceal these acts and relocate said priests, right? But what could be more valuable than the prevention of child molestation to an organization that “has deep respect for life?” What could make them be so careful to hide these offenses? Easy; they did it for “the good of the universal church.” They hid these offenders and offenses because they thought it would cause embarrassment! They must not have thought this through very well… Information gets out, reaches the internet, and then you really have a real opportunity for embarrassment.
What do you do instead of defrocking the priest and turning him over to civil authorities? Relocation and cover-ups, of course! These pretentious and pompously pious fuckwits should not be allowed to get away with this. Any person within this organization which helps to shelter or relocate a pedophile should be held accountable. Any person within that organization with knowledge of the events and not reporting this to the proper authorities should be tried for criminal negligence at the very least.