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Papal Diplomat

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Aug 31, 2003

If this story is true, how to explain it? A papal diplomat enjoyed steady promotions and served until very recently as the second in command at the Nunciature in India despite the fact that his archdiocese (Cincinnati), archbishop (Pilarczyk), the Secretariat of State AND the head of the Papal Household all knew that he had confessed a decade ago to sexually abusing a girl from her fourteenth year of age.

What should one reply to someone who charges that the Church isn't serious about addressing the problem of sexual abuse?

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Sep. 06, 2003 6:05 PM ET USA

    What should one reply to one who says the Church isn't serious about the problem of sexual abuse? The only possible reply is, Alas, how true.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 01, 2003 12:46 PM ET USA

    We need discipline, tough handed love, swift punishment, uncompromised orthodoxy, a return to the spirit of Trent and Vatican I, and a sharp focus on the real meaning of Vatican II and the weeding out of gays and sexual predators, lesbian nuns, radicals and so called liberal theologians. Being a Catholic is a privilege, not a right. You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you?