'"Father Creagh did not express remorse over the incident..."
Louisville Archbishop Thomas Kelly writes a 1983 memo regarding a priest who admitted to sexual abuse of a 15-year old boy.
I told Father Creagh that I had to view this incident in what I regard is an excellent pastoral ministry at St. Albert's, and that it would not be my indication to remove him from office there. The parents could, of course, destroy his ministry and harm the parish greatly if they make public accusations.
Got that? A trifling foible such as homosexual assault on the part of the good Father shouldn't be allowed to interfere with his excellent pastoral ministry. Note how the episcopal mind faultlessly grasps the key issue: who has the potential to harm the parish greatly? The parents of the victim.
(pssst! to find out whether Fr. Creagh was defrocked and punished or was allowed to remain at St. Albert's, click here.)
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