The priest who married my parents was a pedophile and he molested my uncles at that time. He went to prison for one year. He is defrocked and now owns a bed and breakfast a few towns away. Also, my mom said that if my grandpa had not died (right before I was born) she may have left the Church.
I now am really starting to think about this and have various questions and thoughts
do defrocked priests get support from the diocese
what if the Lord made it so my grandpa died so my parents wouldn't leave the Church and now I am really religious and I feel called to evangelization so maybe he died so that I could be Catholic and help others become Catholic.
I'm thinking about writing a letter to the bishop just asking him to make sure that everything is done to ensure that people are not hurt by our priests and that he has my support.