'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When Pope Benedict XVI announced last month he was transferring his respected sex crimes prosecutor to Malta to become a bishop, Vatican watchers immediately questioned whether the Holy See's tough line on clerical abuse was going soft — and if another outspoken cleric was being punished for doing his job too well.
The Legion of Christ religious order, already discredited for concealing the crimes of its pedophile founder, suffered another blow to its credibility Tuesday when its superior admitted that he knew in 2005 that his most prominent priest had fathered a child, yet allowed him to keep teaching and preaching about morality.
The Legion of Christ religious order has been hit by a second scandal in a week with the admission that its most well-known priest had fathered a child.
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday named a senior Vatican official to run the scandal-plagued Legionaries of Christ after an eight-month investigation of the order.
A Los Angeles-based bus line involved in a fatal crash that claimed six lives south of Phoenix in March has been fined by the federal government, and its owner has been charged with safety violations.