In the recent wave of Catholic Church child sexual abuse scandals, U.S. bishops claimed that they were unaware that there was a danger of the accused priests re-offending if they just moved them to different a parish. As if that blatantly ignorant (and, IMO, criminal) behavior wasn’t easily dismissed using basic human compassion, now, letters have been recovered from the 1950’s by the the Servants of the Paraclete, lead by Rev. Gerald Fitzgerald, written to Pope Paul VI that address that very issue. From the article:
The founder of a religious order that treats Roman Catholic priests who molest children concluded in the 1950s that offenders were unlikely to change and should not be returned to ministry
From the letter:
Moreover, in practice, real conversions will be found to be extremely rare,” he continued. “Hence, leaving them on duty or wandering from diocese to diocese is contributing to scandal or at least to the approximate danger of scandal.
This new evidence is quite damning to the church. Their willingness to put children in the paths of pedophiles merely to protect their own self image is inexcusable. They now have evidence leading directly to the office of the Pope, making this no longer isolated cases but full fledged conspiracy. What is wrong with these people? The Catholics congregations should find new leadership. IMO, they will find more spiritual guidance from a Scooby Doo cartoon.