He's the fifth Resistance priest with such a background, but why is he being singled out, purely because he's been mentioned by Fr. Pfeiffer? If it was Bp. Williamson it would be OK, right?
Don't be so superficial.Firstly, please note the CONVICTED adjective.
I am not aware of any other convicted pedophile priests in Tradition.
A priest who downloads child pornography to his computer is a very sick puppy. And apparently there was enough evidence to convict him in a court of law. Also, the court of law in question didn't throw out the case or drop the charges. That is another important point.
Especially when comparing the Tetherow case to other cases, shall we say.
NOTE: We're not talking about the Johnnies (the Society of St. John, Shahola, PA in the late 1990s) wherein several SSPX seminarians got caught up in a group of art loving aesthetes, love of Greek philosophy, etc. and generally got caught up in a movement. Several seminarians, deacons, and a couple priests left the SSPX to start the Society of St. John. Note that St. John was the one who loved Our Lord and rested on Our Lord's chest during the Last Supper. This group got into the Greek notion of "close male friendship" and so forth. Like I said, "got caught up in" is a good description. A lot of real young, impressionable young men might have been caught up in this, and done a few things they perhaps regretted later.
And without being vulgar, let's just say that when talking about perversion, there's a scale of 1 to 10 -- with 10 being "going all the way". The graver and lower the depravity, the greater long-term damage it does to one's soul.
Secondly, note that he was laicized. To draw the ire of the Conciliar establishment really says something about a priest. There is quite a homo/pedo "lavender mafia" within the Conciliar Church, so it's remarkable that even THEY didn't try to give him psychological counseling, sweep his misdeeds under the rug, or try to move him around or otherwise cover up for him.
(Yes, Wallflower, I understand your point that the modern Church considers the priesthood on far too natural/human a level. But nevertheless, sometimes laicization, a.k.a. "do not present yourself as a priest any longer" is the traditional solution.)
P.S. I suggest you withdraw yourself from Fr. Pfeiffer's group, lest the poison affect you further. Just look at how your mind is already poisoned against +Williamson. I mean, honestly! Suggesting that +Williamson would send his faithful to a convicted, laicized pedophile!
Give His Excellency some credit, will you? Most people normally would, if they hadn't been reading the Wreckusant and Pablo's filth for many months.