You're only a dutiful priest when you act like one
otherwise you're something else. The Catholic church's exculpatory reasoning effectively separates the evils of its representatives from the church itself. A convenient ploy.
"Chris Naples says something snapped inside him that January day.Let me reemphasize this rationalization.
Q. “How do we determine when a priest is and is not on duty?”
So, even if a priest is preforming his duty by serving communion and suddenly grabs the crotch of a young boy, at that very moment he ceases to being a dutiful priest. Of course he would immediately go back on duty the moment he releases the boy and resumes his communion duties. Therefore, the church and its hierarchy of leaders are not culpable for the act of the priest.
As I said, "convenient." Asinine, but convenient.
Last edited by Skwim; 06-04-2014 at 05:53 PM..