It’s not often I find myself in agreement with a New York Times editorial. The newspaper says that if there is zero tolerance for (they say “wayward”; I say “pervert”) priests, then there should be one for bishops who protected them from punishment.
Now I don’t mean zero tolerance in the sense that all reason is removed from the equation so that the slightest breach of the letter of the law receives the harshest punishment, like the kid who was expelled from school for bringing a 1-inch G.I. Joe toy gun to school What I mean is that those who have breached the trust placed in them and put youths in danger through their actions and inactions should face serious consequences and no one should be exempt. That means resignations, perhaps brought about by fraternal pressure.