We believe in forgiveness and redemption
believe even more strongly
For decades, judges and others have given clergy every benefit of the doubt and repeated opportunities to rehabilitate themselves. They have shown a dangerous deference to church leaders and clerics who molest. Sadly, this pattern continues to this day. Even now, most priests who abuse and are found guilty are given the proverbial "slap on the wrist," not only by church leaders but also by the justice system.
Please join us in urging Judge Kintz to put the safety of kids above the feelings of the grown-ups. Urge him to issue a fair but prudent sentence for Father Wolken.
John F. Kintz