We applaud these brave men for helping to shine light on the on-going Catholic abuse and cover-up crisis.
Suits like this are critical to help prod Joliet Bishop Conlon towards reform. He has severely mishandled a number of cases. He refuses to move or adequately monitor a serial child molesting cleric, Fr. Howlin, who continues to live and work among largely unsuspecting and vulnerable Kentucky families.
We hope every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes in Joliet comes forward. Staying silent helps no one. Speaking up helps to both expose and deter wrongdoing. It also protects kids and brings about healing.
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