I remember a Gospel text, Beware the man who corrupts a little one, it were better that he tie a millstone around his neck and fling himself into the deepest ocean. Why is that text least often quoted by Australian Catholic clergy???
Recently on ABC TV Archbishop Pell was cross-examined about the behaviour of catholic administrators. A conversation unwound at interminable length as to why a priest was known to be a pedophile but was not de-frocked for 16 years.
Meanwhile, in South Brisbane two priests ran St Mary’s parish: they decided to generate a gay-friendly communion, they re-organised the layout of church ritual, allowed women to read more important parts of the mass ritual. They lost their official frocks within 12 months. No problem motivating the church hierarchy to action there.