1985 letter: Pope Benedict resisted pleas to defrock pedophile priest
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(04-09-2010, 03:07 PM)amasimp Wrote:
(04-09-2010, 02:51 PM)Augstine Baker Wrote: They are operating under the false assumption that any decision not to defrock even a credibly accused abuser is negligence. 

Why is that a false assumption? 

1.  Laicization is a formal process which isn't the only tool available to authorities. Because laicization isn't the only disciplinary tool available to the Church, priest can be suspended, like Father Marx of HLI was, and put under restriction, and even given walking papers.

2. They are also assuming that "defrocking" would stop a pederast from acting again.  Paul Shanley is still at large and probably still abusing, while our Milwaukee priest friend had never molested another child after he was suspended in 1975 from his job at St. John's.

Hot Rod:  Yes, the Media needs to start calling them Sodomites.
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