This isn’t good. The swirl of scandal has scooted past the pope’s brother to reach to Joseph Ratzinger’s administration as head of the München archdiocese. Is a bishop responsible? Can he so easily delegate responsibility as he can authority? For the sake of the Church, I hope we’re not lurching toward a “horrific scenario.” Or is delegation a convenience to ease a workload in one case, or on the other hand to make ecclesiastical or political point.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Authority/Responsibility

  1. crystal says:

    What I don’t understand is why, when sexual abuse is suspected, the police aren’t notified instead of just moving the priest.

  2. Todd says:

    Crystal, I’d say that for the last ten to twenty years, yes, the police are called in. We’re still dealing with allegations decades old.

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