Does a priest having possession of child pornography on his computer violate the zero tolerance policy formulated in Dallas last year? Even if doesn’t should it result in a priest being suspended from ministry? An Orange County, CA, newspaper thinks it does and should. The Diocese of Orange isn’t sure.
I tell you one thing: if it isn’t a clear violation of the policy, it should be and the priests should be yanked and the police should be called. Possession of child porn is a crime and not a victimless one either. The children in the pictures were victimized “once for all,” providing perverse pleasure for the original abuser and the long line of perverts who view them later.