Until Pope Francis removes from the priesthood not only clergy abusers but those who cover-up for them, zero tolerance is an empty promise
Theodore McCarrick, pictured with Pope Francis, is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse. (RTE)
FEBRUARY 16, 2019. Pope Francis must remove from the priesthood any member of the hierarchy who covers up sex crimes.
As bishops around the world gather in Rome with Pope Francis this week to discuss the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, many of the bishops there likely have been covering up child sex crimes. What use is zero tolerance for sex offenders if their bishops are allowed by the Pope to cover up for them? If a bishop knows if he covers up for a sex offender that both he and the offender will be removed permanently from the priesthood then zero tolerance will […]