Fr. Z links us to the story of National Catholic Reporter chasing after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with what they think is a smoking gun in sex-abuse cover-up.
It’s another great example of how when progressives are on a tear about one thing (bashing the Church leadership) they inadvertently violate another one of their dogmas in a fit of absent-mindedness. In this case the LA diocese received a note from England that more or less stated that the priest in question was in a homosexual relationship with a consenting adult that went sour, but that is all over now said England, so he can safely resume his duties in a new country. Well, after he was placed in LA new details emerge that there was suspected child abuse, and of course progressives cried foul that the diocese didn’t use the 8-ball and magically learn the real story. Get it? Progressives will trip over themselves saying that there is no connection between homosexuals and the abuse crisis. Yet, had the diocese decided to dig a little deeper or even (gasp!) refused to place the priest upon hearing about the adult homosex, progressives would have cried bloody murder.