A tiny handful of priests are "dissidents." But the Vatican seems to discipline them often and harshly.
Tens of thousands of Catholic officials however, - bishops, priests, nuns, seminarians and brothers - have concealed or are concealing child sex crimes. But the Vatican rarely disciplines them.
In 24 years, we've never heard of a single church official - whether child molesting cleric or corrupt colleague - be excommunicated for committing or concealing heinous child sex crimes.
Yet more than two years ago, Pope Benedict promised he would "do everything possible" to address the crisis.
His words ring hollow. He has yet to take any significant, effective steps to better safeguard kids anywhere on the planet.
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