Cardinal Dolan dodges question and attacks NYT & SNAP
Today, New York Cardinal Dolan attacked our group and again refused to address questions about the disturbing contradiction between what he said and what he did about secretly paying predator priests to quietly leave.
To reporters from WNYC, NY1 and the New York Post, Dolan reportedly said "The New York Times and SNAP have no credibility on this issue so it's not productive to try to address groundless & scurrilous charges by them."
It's sad that America's top Catholic official won't answer a simple question: how much money did he secretly pay to how many predator priests so they would quietly go away and be around unsuspecting families and co-workers, perhaps to assault more kids.
Bishops often attack the messenger when they're forced to defend the indefensible. It’s a despicable and desperate tactic.
Despite Dolan’s dodging, our credibility isn’t questioned here. It’s Dolan's credibility that’s the issue, because his emphatic denials conflict with solid evidence from a long-secret church document.
Read the story here...
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.