Trail = Trail in the Catholic Church. Yes, being Catholic you have two courts you have to deal with. And, I didn't see anything about excommunication, which is medicinal punishment, not permanent punishment. Kind of like the Italian Mafia, we love you so much we're going to beat the crap out of you and bring you to your senses. However, I'd expect the priests to come back into communion with the Church sans-priesthood.
Not to create scandal of the Church? Basically prevent yellow journalism. Basically if someone is doing something wrong handle it in private, don't make a scene about it. But, I think they took it too far, they should have made it public that these priests were being released and excommunicated for their sexual misconduct, and until they repent they are to be excommunicated and any civil punishment (although I think personally the Catholic Church should have done the punishment) is fine as long as it fits that crime, which basically I think stops at hanging the perverts.