Amy Welborn reviews Phil Lawler’s book, The Faithful Departed, on the sexual abuse scandal in Boston. She also mentions a documentary, “The Sermons of Sister Jane,” about a nun’s efforts to bring to light sexual misconduct by Bishop Patrick Ziemann.
A related story: John Allen looks at the question of why the Vatican is soft on abusing bishops. Why has no bishop been laicized for either personal sins and crimes (Ziemann a great example) or for mishandling and lying about sexual abuse by priests? Allen suggests the answer lies in Catholic theology of ordination.