We believe that the Cardinals should not just be briefed on this dossier, but should get to read the entire thing. We also believe that the dossier should be made public. Transparency is always the best policy.
There will be pressures on Vatican officials to oust these allegedly financially corrupt individuals and active gay clerics. But even more obvious and egregious wrongdoers should be ousted first: every church employee – from custodian to Cardinal – who is enabling or has enabled heinous child sex crimes by ignoring or protecting child molesting clerics.
Only by releasing this report to the public can concerned Catholics and other citizens get the best information as to who knew what, when, and will have more incentive to push the next Pope to act with speed and courage in deterring future child sex crimes and other scandals.