Vatican Cardinal Accused of Protecting Fugitive Priest [accused of raping two girls]. Yes, I am mocking the church's attempt to conflate the state of being gay with pedophilia. No doubt they do it because it's effective. Nice way to distract the (still) faithful. Until, that is, stories about girls being abused, like this one, start reaching the airwaves. So, is the church going to start making noises about purging heterosexual priests?
I must add that the only case I know of personally involving a priest who was too touchy-feely around youth involved a priest who was told by the Mother Superior that he would not be conducting chapel for students any more after the 12-14 year old girls at her school wrote to her to complain about Father Happy Hands' inappropriate behavior. Hey, you may be asking, the outcome in this tale was the right one....why? Why? Because the girls were smart and directed the letter to the Mother Superior and not the monsignor, that's why.