Lost in the news yesterday about Paul Shanley being laicized was the announcement that another alleged pervert priest was cast out as well. Ron Paquin is serving 12-15 for child rape. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Meanwhile, Sister Jeannine Gramick of the heterodox pro-gay New Ways Ministries, who has already been ordered silenced by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (evidently she’s not listening), called Shanley’s laicization unfair. You know what’s unfair? That a guy who ran around for years preaching that homosexuality is just fine and who was part of the group that started NAMBLA was able to use his priesthood to select and abuse at least four boys for years before he was simply set free to continue his depredations elsewhere. That’s what’s unfair. But Gramick has no words of concern for the victims only for her “fellow traveler” Shanley.