This title paraphrases a remark by none other than Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict. He was talking of a high ranking Catholic clergy named Marcial Maciel who was a known sex abuser and buddy of another Pope back then. Ratzinger, when he became Pope Benedict, did level internal discipline on the abuser. Yet, he died in 2008 without ever being prosecuted
Cardinal Law of Boston covered up sex crimes in his diocese. Over 50 clergy demanded his resignation. To avoid prosecution in the U.S. he was given a posh post in Rome by Ratzinger and lives there today immune from U.S. law enforcement.
The link, by a Catholic scholar, is trying to figure out why these crimes continue. He reviewed the church’s myth from one phrase in the Bible, Peter’s “rock”. The Church world wide remains an abuse risk.
I’ve read there are two schools of thought fighting each other inside the Catholic “corporation.” One is typified by Cardinal Dolan of New York City. That faction’s goal is to enrich the corporation. Dolan seldom visits his parishes.
The other, championed by Pope Francis, is the corporation is an extension of the parish priest. Cardinals should be mixing with their flock.
The Dolan/Ratzinger faction of corporate climbers believed protecting sex abusing priests, keeping abuse out of sight, helped the corporation. Dolan tried to hide the Milwaukee Diocese assets from abuse lawsuits. That faction, yet today, has little sympathy for victims.
Growing the corporation’s power and money is more important.