We understand that the judge insisted on seeing medical records, instead of just taking Fr. Schook’s word for his medical condition. And we’re grateful that the judge remains open to the possibility of a trial. The justice system is far from perfect but it’s the best way to expose not only clergy sex crimes but also callous cover ups by church officials.
We hope the delay isn’t too traumatic for those who have been hurt by Schook’s crimes and misdeeds.
No one wishes cancer on anyone, not even on child molesters. No matter what happens to Fr. Schook, we hope every single person who saw, suspected or suffered his wrong doing will find the strength to step forward, call police, get help, expose misdeeds, protect others and start healing.
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