A priest molested a boarding school boy – but this case didn’t happen in Ireland. It was an Episcopal priest, James Lydell Tucker, a father of five, who molested boys at an upper-class Episcopal school in Austin, Texas. And the Episcopal diocese conspired to cover it up.
What are the lessons? Men don’t have to be celibate to have a messed-up sexuality, and organizations protect themselves, not the children entrusted to them.
But at least the Episcopal Church doesn’t claim that if you leave it you risk going to hell.