After 9 years at the beach I have been transferred inland. I’m glad because it was time to move on, that and one particular employee would not stay in her lane. It did’t help that she bought in to all the COVID gloom and doom. So she was unbearable to be around.
This particular employee has been at the parish for a very long time so has gotten away with a lot because of weak pastors. And there is the rub,weak pastors make for weak bishops who come from the ranks of weak pastors. So is there a wonder that there is an abuse problem and a massive cover-up of abuse?
If many different pastor have not reigned this employee in for; being rude to certain parishioners, lying, alleged theft of services and property, accusing others of wrong doing without any proof and just being a miserable person to be around then why oh why should we expect that bishops would act justly? Many times bishops come from the ranks of pastors in parishes.
I did get this second hand but have no reason to doubt the source. when asked about why the current pastor puts up with this employee his answer is that he has a parish to run. There is no talk about souls or the salvation of the people of the parish. Isn’t that our job as priests?
Shouldn’t the bishops have cared equally for the salvation of the abused, the abuser and the faithful. The abuser was the only one who mattered. And the goal was to not let anyone know, that is until money was involved.
So the weakness and the lying are second nature to priests and then bishops. Money and the smooth running of parishes and dioceses are much more important than the salvation of souls. the toleration of evil seems to be the cost of doing business in the Church.
God help us all.