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Old 02-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #145
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Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy View Post
Yes really. Perhaps not legally (although if they worked in a secular environment then probably legally), and absolutely morally. Especially when a Priest is moved multiple times to multiple parishes. You would think after awhile, those in charge of moving these priests around would realize that the therapy was not working, and maybe, just maybe, something should be done to protect the children.
Like de-frocking? Because after it was reported several times, and therapy didn't help, de-frocking the priest was the next step attempted by bishops. You saw in the movie how that failed, right?

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At the end of the day, the intent of the Bishops is irrelevant. It is common sense that you should not put a known child molester in a position where he is alone with young boys...and yet this happened again and again.
Yeah, the intent is actually quite relevant when determining moral culpability. That's pretty basic common sense stuff. Also, "known child molester" is different from "accused child molester." Your assumptions are blinding you in this discussion. You're not imagining how a real scenario is played out in 1974.

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As to the bolded part of your statement...if those priests were evil, and the Bishops knew they were evil (since you acknowledge them as evil, it is not a stretch to believe that a Bishop would know evil when he saw it), then why were evil priests allowed to continue to minister to the flock? Shouldn't the flock be protected from evil?
Again, known evil is different from accused evil. If you watch the movie more closely, you may get a hint of how these accusations played out.
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