... or not.
"Two weeks ago we decided to check that some of these priests were really where the church said they were, or if they had been defrocked the way we were led to believe they had been," Anderson told AOL News today. "And then we find out this guy has not been defrocked and is in fact working at a parish in Italy with full access to kids. "
After everything that has transpired, all the negative publicity, the lawsuits, the tarnishing of the brand--- it's April 2010 and still the Church hierarchy doesn't get it. Hello!? These individual priests are pedophiles; what part of "pedophile" don't you understand, the pedo- or the -phile? These criminals joined the Church, not because of their faith, but because of their fetish.
This is heartbreaking stuff. I spent 12 years in Catholic schools, taught by dedicated brothers, nuns and priests who were above reproach. Their loyalty, compassion, intellect and faith were nothing but positive contributions to my youth. The immense respect that these professionals deserve is being destroyed by the few bad apples who, I maintain, joined the orders for the sole purpose of preying on children. Why can't the Church leaders understand this concept and clean house?