CA - Embattled San Jose pastor resigns, SNAP pushes for more information
We're glad this irresponsible pastor, Fr. Lieu Vu, has resigned. He needlessly and deliberately put kids in harm's way by letting a convicted child molester volunteer at at leastt one parish function. He also foolishly argued for "forgiveness." While forgiveness is good, it shouldn't be mistaken for prudence.
We can and should forgive child molesters. But we shouldn't give them the chance to hurt more kids.
Bishop Patrick McGrath should publicly disclose and denounce the church employee who wrote the perpetrator a permission slip to be on school property. It is especially disturbing that that letter was written on November 15, 2010, almost two years ago. It is frightening to think of how many times that letter could have been used to gain access to kids. Bishop McGrath should clarify what the original purpose of the letter was, and should also tell parishioners whether the church staffer who penned the letter was fired or quit
It's time for him to honor his pledges to be "open" in child sex cases, and it's time for him to punish those who endanger kids, not just vaguely apologize for some alleged bureaucratic snafu.