OH no. They can’t do that! He’s not Catholic. Only Catholics do that stuff. I’m surprised the papers even reported it. Ever notice that it’s only the Catholic churches that they report on?
These cases really suck! People with a long term relationship with the Pastor are going to be torn. The kid is in the middle of it all, and if he really was molested by the Pastor, it’s going to be tough on him. The parents are certainly going to be upset wanting justice for what they percieve to have been a terrible act. And then there’s the problem of evidence. There may not be any.
The truth of this may never be known. Hopefully a few others will come forward to explain what happened to them, if it every happened before. If not, this is going to be a terrible situation.
After 20 years? Not exactly an effective ministry.
The only thing, unfair about this, is they appear to be only picking on Catholic Priests.