… but did they take the threat seriously?
It’s one instance, but given Father Fitzgerald’s extensive work with many priests from many dioceses, it shows the Church had a serious problem before the Pill, Vatican II, the Summer of Love, the explosion of homosexuality, and other convenient scapegoats.
It’s all about addiction to power, and the addicts seeking out and victimizing the weak. Sex is just a tool to achieve that end. Other addicts in the Church and the culture at large have other tools of choice.