We are glad that a trial date for the case against Fr. James Schook has been set. Justice for his victims shouldn’t be further delayed or potentially lost simply because Schook is in ill health. Trials are meant to bring closure for the abused, not comfort for the abuser. Further delays are unnecessarily hurtful to Fr. Schook’s victims.
We hope that others who saw, suspected, or suffered crimes by School or any other church employee within the Diocese of Louisville will come forward and make a report to police.