We are not surprised that more victims of Fr. Daniel McCormack have come forward. He was one of the most prolific predator priests in the entire church, and we expect even more victims to come forward in the future, especially if victims such as these two men continue to find their voice and speak publicly about their abuse.
This is not an easy thing to do and can be very painful for survivors of abuse, but the example that they set for other victims, witnesses, and whistleblowers is extraordinary. We are proud of these men for coming forward, and we urge anyone else who may have seen, suspected, or suffered McCormack’s crimes to come forward.
When allegations against McCormack first surfaced years ago, we repeatedly begged Cardinal Francis George to mount an aggressive outreach effort to find and help more of McCormack's victims. George refused. So now, instead of prompt healing, we're seeing the horrific pain be needlessly prolonged and the embarrassing scandal play out over decades.
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