Boston’s the one archdiocese where transparency about predator priests should be routine. But it’s still not. We still learn about credibly accused clerics from sources outside the church hierarchy.
The obvious question is “How many other credible allegations and secret settlements has O’Malley gotten and made over the past eight years?”
If the head of the Boston archdiocese is still keeping silent about accusations and pay-outs, it’s almost certain that most other US bishops are doing likewise.
We applaud Mitchell Garabedian, BishopAccountability.org, and others who continue to put protecting innocent kids over protecting adults’ reputations.
Let’s hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups in the Boston area will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.