like the priest who woul a valid criminal record to conduct a service because it was HIS chapel.
Sound like manipulation a phrase out of context. The Church has it their own laws and regulation laws, bishop makes decisions based on those and info they have got. From a moral point of view there is nothing wrong to give someone a sound chance.
There is no law that would ban people with a criminal record to find an employment. So, I don't know what you are trying to say or what is your complain about. You should make it clear because what you actually said was incredibly weak as an argument and frankly sounded quite dumb.
Some of the stories and accounts of child abuse are truly shocking......
I'm sure they are. However there is a line between being concerned about child abuse by priests statically very low percentage and a ideological propaganda war waged against the Church and religion.