Thursday, May 17, 2012

Adulterous Priests in the Legion of Christ

Right now the media are having a field day with the case of Fr. Thomas Williams, LC, ordained in 1995, and heretofore a very successful and high profile LC priest. That is not a case of pedophilia but there could be an element of abuse if the woman were underage, or if he were in a position of power over her.

If we want to be tough on him we might call him an "adulterous priest" but maybe this is not correct because we are assuming the woman he got pregnant was not married; so he could be called an "unfaithful priest" which would fit the terminology of the late great Richard John Neuhaus.

More to follow