Saturday, May 18, 2002

The Solution

I think I know how, henceforth, to avoid any problems with the clericalist mentality, at least in terms of dealing with pedophiles and ephebophiles. It should be a requirement that no priest can be assigned, nor bishop elevated, nor anyone sent to another diocese, without the responsible authority submitting an affidavit to the new church or diocese. The affidavit, signed "under the pains and penalties of perjury," would simply state that there have been no allegations of sexual impropriety alleged against the priest. If allegations had been made, the signatory would have to specify them, and list the procedure followed to clear the person.

Why would this not work?


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