A note to parishioners on May 17 said that Ehrich "remains a priest in good standing" and that Ehrich had not been accused of physical or sexual abuse of a minor or been accused of a crime. For female priests, breaking through the 'stained-glass ceiling' means excommunication from the Catholic Church.
Thomas parish has been plagued by alleged abusive clerics.
On May 2, the Diocese of Phoenix said it was aware of "several complaints" associated with St. Attorney General Senator George Brandis accused of covering up movement of royal commission funds. It is not okay when it involves an abuse survivor who quietly suffers in the pew.
Contrary to depositions George has given in the past, today's interview could be included as evidence in upcoming trials.
Two weeks later, the diocese announced that Ehrich had resigned as pastor of the church "for his own well-being and for the good of the parish. The attorney general, George Brandis, had previously denied that funding for the insulation royal commission had been offset by cuts to any other royal commission.
In Germany, priests not infrequently continue working, he said, and this is another humiliation for victims. Another one has just been publicly exposed. Victims who were abused by a contractor rather than an employee might struggle to establish vicarious liability.