British Probe Finds Convicted Priests Still in the Fold
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
The Catholic Church has made remorseful noises and gestures in response to the widespread allegations of clergy sex abuse coming in from multiple dioceses, and some accused parties have been duly punished in recent months ... or have they? The U.K.’s Channel 4 has followed up on several such cases and has found that justice hasn’t exactly been served as promised. —KA
Besides the rampant sex abuse by members of the clergy, recommendations made by a judge that offending priests be “laicised,” or dismissed from the priesthood were ignored by the church. Of 22 priests who have served a year or more in jail for child molestation, 14 are still priests and 10 of them appeared in the latest edition of the Catholic Directory.
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