Former BC trustee quits boards of 3 more Jesuit schools
After resigning from the Boston College Board of Trustees last week, the Rev. Bradley M. Schaeffer has quietly stepped down from the boards of three additional Jesuit-affiliated institutions amid an uproar over the role he played in supervising a former Jesuit priest accused of molesting dozens of boys over four decades.
Without making public announcements, officials at Georgetown University, Loyola University Chicago, and Brebeuf Jesuit, a preparatory school in Indianapolis, said this week that Schaeffer had cut his ties with their schools.
In addition, the Jesuit Conference of the United States said Wednesday that Schaeffer has stepped down from the board of the ecclesiastical faculty at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, as well as the board of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, which maintains a Jesuit-run astronomical observat...
Read the whole story here: http://articles.boston.com/2012-04-26/metro/31399560_1_chicago-province-jesuit-conference-schaeffer
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.