It is disappointing to see that the Diocese of Phoenix is dragging their feet on the Rev. Spaulding case. The fact that their own investigation deemed the accusations against him credible should be more than enough to immediately remove him from the priesthood. Instead, the Diocese and the Vatican are churning out miles of red tape. Why? To prolong the investigation as long as possible so that they can quietly remove him and hope that people will have forgotten about it by the time they complete their "trial?" While we cannot know for sure, it certainly seems like the Diocese is taking as long a road as possible in this case.
St. Louis, Mo.