Molestation? That's a Paddlin'.
I'm driving to work this morning, it's a beautiful day. Sun is shining and the wind isn't too hot - basically it's wonderful. I'm also, as is my daily habit, listening to CBC radio - today there was a bit on the news about a priest who had abused a bunch of kids that had a punishment suggested for him: defrocking, aka laicization.
The church was a bit hesitant to do that because, in their words, "Laicization is only for the most serious offences."
Well la-di-da. I suppose just plain ol' molestation is pretty old hat for those fuckers by now. If the priest had flayed the boy, jerked off on his pile of face-skin, ate his left quadricep in a stew, and then raped the skinless anus, THAT would most likely be grounds for immediate defrocking. As it stands, however, with just the molestation, not so much.
And you wonder why I'm a damn atheist...