I really think you're overreacting, both to what Richard has said, and to the idea that some Catholic priests have presented at NOMSV functions. You've been burned here before, so I can see where your anger comes from, but I honestly think that it is misdirected.
As a member of the Board, Richard is in a position where he must be professional and where the organization he represents (NOMSV) will be judged, based upon his answers.
Therefore, don't expect him to "shoot the shit" or talk off the cuff, the way that you and I do here. He is speaking for more than just himself, and I think he has done an admirable job of getting important info out to us members, including telling us where we can get the info we want ourselves.
I agree that what the leadership of the Catholic Church has done is reprehensible, but does that mean that EVERY Catholic priest is a pedophile? Does that mean that EVERY bishop has covered up pedophilic priests? Most likely, the answer is no. I'm no fan of the Catholic Church, but I still recognize prejudice when I see it. To prejudge EVERY Catholic as a pedophile, or conspirator, is a knee-jerk reaction to a terrible series of events, but it won't help this situation, and blaming Richard for it is both irresponsible, and careless.
Maybe I'm naive, but I honestly believe that some people really do join the ministry because of a calling by God, and to do good work on this earth... not just to get access, so they can screw little kids. It's a shame that a few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch.
Please, Matt, take a deep breath. Go to the link that Richard offered to us, and do your own homework. Hey Tinfoil! Can you post the link where you found YOUR info, so we can take a look there ourselves? Thanks!
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