How pedophile priest got by

The CBC’s Leah Hendry has a moderately long read Monday about how Catholic church leaders ignored warnings about pedophile priest Brian Boucher, now doing time for molesting boys. It’s a version of the story that’s been told over and over again in so many places, and some people cited here are given aliases because they still don’t want to be on record as criticizing their church.

Reported here without comment is that the archdiocese has asked a retired judge to examine how it responded to the Boucher affair. Should this kind of thing be investigated from within by someone chosen by the organization itself? Are the civil authorities here still unwilling to bring the full might of justice to bear on the Catholic church?