Here’s what happened to Fr. Bartley Sorenson, pastor of St. John Fisher Church in Churchill, Pennsylvania, in the Roman Catholic diocese of Pittsburgh.
was arrested after a church employee walked into the rectory on Friday
and saw Sorensen viewing a computer image of a young boy naked from the
waist down, with the words “Hottie Boys” on the screen, police said. She
alerted diocesan officials, who immediately contacted police.
The bishop of Pittsburgh is David Zubik, who from 1987 to 1991 served as secretary to then-Cardinal Archbishop Anthony Bevilacqua of Philadelphia–whose secretary of clergy, Msgr. William Lynn, earlier this year became the first American Catholic prelate to be indicted for covering up a case of child sexual abuse. No doubt, the subsequent coverup indictment of Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn has also not escaped Zubik’s attention, to say nothing of the scandal down the road at Penn State.
And so, a new reporting regime comes into being.