I've already linked to these stories about the Brazilian Archbishop who excommunicated everyone involved in an abortion for a 9-year-old rape victim, including the victim's mother. Now we hear that he did not excommunicate the rapist, whose crime, "although deplorable", evidently wasn't bad enough to merit such an action. As Andrew Sullivan says, "I guess the Vatican is used to finding ways to see the lesser evil of raping and molesting children." No doubt the Prophet Muhammad would understand. Of course, if this story had happened in Saudi Arabia, the girl would probably have been flogged.