The whole faith revolves around forgiveness. There is nothing without it. In my estimation, the problem is with their superiors who move them from parish to parish as Cardinal Law (a man apparently without any conscience whatsoever) did. I know that Pope John Paul forgave Cardinal Law. I don’t know how, but I know he did. Cardinal Law is now a fundraiser in Rome. He should have been defrocked. Even if one manages to forgive Fr. Geoghan and Shanley and goodness knows how many others, it was Cardinal Law who enabled them and effectively abused those little boys himself.
“The whole faith revolves around forgiveness”
Forgiveness begins when a pedophile priests asks for forgiveness.
Many of these thousands of pedophile priests hide in the shadows until victims come forward.
The leaders in the church further the crimes by shuttling these child rapists from church to church and refusing to do anything about them until just a few years ago.
The majority of these priests are evil. They dwell in sin and steal innocence and their crimes are covered up by Bishops and Cardinals.
Priests are supposed to set the standard for the Catholic faithful. Are our sins absolved in confession if the priest is not in a state of grace? Is the sacrament of the Eucharist blasphemed by a priest who is a rapist?