What I don't get in this all is the following:
This bishop is still a priest and can still perform as such + he gets paid as a bishop (not too shabby, I might add, tax payers money).
Now, a couple of years ago, a priest admitted to being gay and having a relationship. The reaction from the church was condemning and swift: that priest was thrown out of the church, he could no longer be a priest because he was admitting to sin, breaking the celibacy rules, yadda yadda yadda.
Can somebody explain to me why a man admitting to having a loving relationship with another man, a consenting adult, leads to a swift reaction and the priesthood is taken away from him while another man admitting to sexually abusing children can still be a priest, is still very much part of the church and he's sent to the Loire area to contemplate his sins with psychological help but "to forgive" is important to the church so he's still part of the club.
Gosh, this angers me.
This reminds me exactly why I do not wish to believe in any sort of religion.....
absolutely disgusting what that bishop did/said....I heard it on the radio just now and am still