"When people are out to get you, paranoid is 'good thinking". "
I know we'll never close this loop in this lifetime... all I can do is try.
Lots of kooks on all sides... the Pope started using the "pope mobile" after the assassination attempt on JPII. By the way, JPII met with and forgave the guy.
"... by a would-be assassinís bullets on May 13, 1981. Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish terrorist, shot the Pope as he was riding in his jeep in Saint Peterís Square. The Pontiff was rushed to a Rome hospital and underwent hours of surgery; the Pope later deposited the bullet fragments in the crown of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, whose feast day is May 13, and said he owed his life to Mary. Two and a half years after the shooting, he visited Agca in his Italian prison cell in a remarkable act of forgiveness and reconciliation."
No different than anyone else would do.
I've posted this before.. http://www.austindiocese.org/department_home.php?id=9
It is what is being done in our diocese to protect children. It is also being implemented across the country.
ANYONE with a record is NOT allowed access to children or vulnerable people in our charge. They must pass a national background check before being allowed access.
When they are accused, they are dealt with immediately by being removed from active ministry. No trial... no jury.... no recourse. Fair? Just?
I remember being called to family court because a teenager had filed charges of abuse against her father.... She later recounted in court saying.. "he won't let me do what I want to do." Nearly ruined my friend's life.
On the other hand, someone in "ministry" can have access to people at very sensitive moments in their lives... and has to meet very high standards of behavior.