Editor’s Note: The worst sin of any human person against another consists in the breach of trust since that violates both justice, mutual love, and affection. Under this genus of sin, murder is the worst physically and calumny is the worst reputationally, but sexual abuse is the worst psychologically. And when the latter is committed by someone who holds the public trust in the highest degree, as an ambassador of God, it is the most grave. Thus when a priest sexually abuses anyone it is an abomination, and even worse when the victim is male and a child. But it is worst of all when it is committed on Church property, in a holy place. So when it is committed at the Vatican in a pre-Seminary program, the punishment should be momentous, even if the crime be perpetrated only once.
So to give this perp only 6 months of jail time for each year of abuse of a student is a moral outrage of the highest degree. It is, equivalent, to sticking up the middle finger to all victims of sexual abuse round the world.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis who is totally responsible for this outrage, encourages everyone to drink wine. I kid you not.