The Wesolowki Arrest

For those who think that Pope Francis is not committed to fighting clergy sex abuse, or that the establishment of protocols for holding bishops accountable when they do not abide by their own zero tolerance policies, consider this headline from Vatican Insider: "No privileges for Bishop Wesolowski." Do you see the mistake? Wesolwoki is no longer a bishop. His clerical status has been stripped. But the headline writer did not feel comfortable identifying him as "Mr. Wesolowski," which would have been more accurate. The Vatican curia is a slow-moving culture. Even those who observe it up close but from the outside are having a hard time adjusting. But the arrest of this man who did such horrible things is a sign, an important sign, that things are moving in the right direction. 

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