Dozens of times, Benedict has made the same unwise, unhealthy and hurtful decision to promote clerics who are guilty or accused of wrongdoing. With Mixa, he's doing it again.
The message that church employees get is clear: misdeeds won't stop you from climbing the clerical ladder. Whether that's the intention or not, that's the signal that's sent and received.
For the sake of vulnerable kids, wounded victims and betrayed Catholics, we urge the pope to stop elevating alleged wrongdoers and start elevating men with better track records on children's safety.