The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including ''the good of the universal church,'' according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.The good of the universal church. Keeping a child molester as a priest is good of the universal church? This is sickening.
But is anyone surprised? This is the same Catholic Church leadership that ex-communicated a 9-year old girl for having an abortion after being raped, along with her mother and the doctor who performed the procedure, but did not ex-communicate the rapist.