Much has been written about separation of church and state. But I fail to follow the latest edicts of the Catholic Church, particularly well discussed in "In Facing Evil, the Vatican Blinks" by Jason Berry (Opinion, Nov. 10). If a Protestant minister or one of his assistants were accused of sexual abuse, he would receive the sheriff in his church or parsonage and be handcuffed, taken to police headquarters, fingerprinted and jailed. In 24 to 72 hours he would be arraigned and (probably) have bail set. He would then stand trial as provided for in the U.S. and every state. Somewhere I may have missed something, but I don't understand why the Catholic Church is able to tell the various agencies it will handle it (it doesn't) and its abusive priests remain outside our legal system.