How to save a Catholic priest from being fired over a sex abuse scandal

The Episcopal Church in the United States has been hit with an ethics scandal after it was revealed that the Rev. Michael Hartnett was fired for allegedly having sex with a young girl in his church’s chapel in 2007.

The Rev. Hartnitt, a prominent Catholic figure, had been a member of the church since 1974.

He was removed from his pastoral post after being arrested and charged with sexual misconduct with a minor.

“The Episcopal Church is a church that has been and continues to be committed to the principle that every person is entitled to a full and honest account of his or her life, even the details of our most intimate interactions with one another,” Archbishop Michael Curry said in a statement.

“However, I know that this is an uncomfortable and painful time for many of our members.

I am deeply saddened by the loss of this dear friend and partner.”

The church has since suspended its chaplain, the Revs.

Patrick Moseley and Michael Purdy, while it investigates.

The decision to fire the pastor comes at a time when many American churches are struggling to grapple with the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

On Sunday, a former member of The Episcopal Diocese of New Orleans filed a lawsuit against the church alleging that Hartnatt sexually abused him when he was 15.

The lawsuit was dismissed in December.

The church’s statement said the decision to dismiss the case was made “after careful consideration.”

In a statement issued on Sunday, Curry said he hoped the decision “will be viewed as a step forward and not as an attack on any individual.”