As the child sex abuse scandal continues to unfold in the Catholic Church, we are learning of the many clergy who have been laicized or defrocked. But where are they now? Who is keeping track of them?
Many disgraced clergy avoid arrest and criminal conviction because the statute of limitations has expired on their despicable actions. As a result, these predators do not have to register as sex offenders, meaning there are no limitations on where they can live or work.
Protecting our children and communities is of the highest priority. To that end, Catholic Church leaders must, first, establish a system for monitoring clergy removed after credible allegations of sexual misconduct and, second, establish a national policy requiring that bishops alert appropriate authorities in the communities where those laicized individuals currently reside.
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