Still in denial despite Wempe and other cases
What with time already served, Wempe's stretch will be a little over a year. He will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
As we know, and as the many news accounts of the sentencing pointed out, Cardinal Mahony returned Wempe to priestly assignments even after knowing of his predilection for boys.
Archdiocesan spokesman Tod Tamberg said the "archdiocese has expressed remorse and asked for forgiveness for mistakes it made in dealing with Father Wempe."
What next, after "remorse" and "ask[ing] for forgiveness?" The lawsuits. Hundreds of millions in payouts. The Michael Baker case, with no wiggle room. More charges and trials? More scandal, more souls harmed, and more victims' lives wrecked. Church closures?
And still the "liberals" claim to see no link betwen homosexuality and molestation, and to want to continue recruiting and ordaining homosexuals to the priesthood. And Cardinal Mahony still brings in keynote speakers who urge seeing "Brokeback Mountain" and who ridicule the Vatican instruction as "yada-yada-yada." This ideology is expensive, in many ways.