Quite the news against Thomas Williams.
The usual routine. It was known. They swept it under the rug. Let him go about his public ministry uninterrupted.
It is not rocket science to know the man needed to be taken out of his ministry, given intensive spiritual counseling and assistance.
What was the hold up?
Just about the time reporters began sniffing around this story, the Vatican announced it was "opening an investigation" into the Legion of Christ priests.
If you can't crack that code, it means they'll have to mosey on into a vault where hundreds of thousands of letters are stockpiled detailing scandalous observations and allegations. At some point, they will emerge and express how shocked they are...shocked and filled with remorse.
The only vault bigger than the Legion of Christ belongs to the Jesuits. I think the Archdiocese of Boston is the third largest nastygram stakeholder in Roman real estate. LOL.
They've been getting away with these charades for so long, I suppose they are still unable to see the signs and know their meaning. Comprehend the house of cards crashing down around them.
Let nothing disturb your peace and unity with the Sacraments of Christ Church. We are in the Boat with Christ as the storm rages and people get tossed about. Don't be a fraidy cat. Be a vigilant watchman in your own life. Don't walk, run from the tempter who is ferociously consuming Christ's elect. Stay in a state of grace. Offer suffering, prayer for our brothers and sisters. Pray for the weak. Our priests. Bishops. Luminaries at the Vatican.
We ain't seen ugly yet. LOL.