Just think how much help that could have been for the poor.
Cardinal Mahoney stated yesterday:
There really is no way to go back and give them the innocence that was taken from them ... The one thing I wish I could give the victims, I cannot -- and that is a restoration to where they were originally,... It should not have happened, and should not ever happen again,...
I am still wondering if the necessary structures have been put into place to effectively prevent this from happening again or to deal with it responsibly if it does.
One good thing, Cardinal Mahoney has agreed to release the personnel records of those priests that comitted these shameless acts. My assumption is that many are still on the diocese payroll.
Bishop Pena, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to follow his lead so that we can protect OUR children. Give us their names and where you reassigned them!