I like this Pope but this is ludicrous. People have abused children throughout human history, and many of them assume positions of authority where they can have access to children; including the position of Priest.
The breakdown in morality was when Bishops decided that moving a pedophile Priest to a new congregation was preferable to getting him prosecuted and removing him from the Priesthood.
“Better that they have Millstones tied about their necks and be cast into the depths than that they harm a child.”
When did they forget this very simple message? When will they remember?
I’ll just have to write this off as another sign that the entire world suffers from ADS (America Derangement Syndrome). Blackbird.
The general breakdown in morals and manners is quite evident if one is old enough to remember what things were like in 1960. Thousands of priests and dozens of bishops went along with the demands of the culture. They just wanted to be relevant, to be tolerant, to be :good ole Joes” rather than shepards. When the morale of any elite corps cracks, then one gets this sort of stuff.