Documents detailing efforts begun in the early 1980s by officials of the Catholic Church in California to support the petition of a convicted sex offender, the Rev. Stephen Kiesle, to leave the priesthood. You can click on each document to see a larger view of the document.
These are documents, obtained through the New York Times story: The Document Trail: The Rev. Stephen Kiesle
From the link: http://documents.nytimes.com/the-document-trail-stephen-Kiesle
Letter by Franjo Seper to Cardinal Ratzinger pg 1
Page 2 of letter to Cardinal Ratzinger by Franjo Seper
Second letter by Franjo Seper to Cardinal Ratzinger
Page 2 of second letter to Cardinal Ratzinger by Franjo Seper.
Page 1 of letter by Cummins to Cardinal Ratzinger about defrocking Kiesle
Page 2 of Cummins letter to Ratzinger.
Cardinal Ratzingers response to Bishop Cummins in Latin
Letter dated 2/1/82 from Bishop Cummins to Cardinal Ratzinger Pg 1
Letter by Reverend George Mockel to Cardinal Ratzinger.
Letter from Mockel to Bishop Cummins