New Mexico judge orders release of clergy sex abuse records

New Mexico judge orders release of clergy sex abuse records

By Associated Press, October 19, 2017, Fox News

Hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy members are being made public in response to an order from a New Mexico judge, marking the largest disclosure of such records since alleged victims began suing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe nearly three decades ago.

Church officials said in a statement issued after Wednesday's release that they hope the disclosure along with the recent publication of a list of clergy accused of sexual misconduct will serve as an additional step in healing for survivors, their families and parishioners.

The documents include letters showing church leaders knew of  . . . 

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  • commented 2017-10-20 13:35:51 -0500
    How about church officials take an unprecedented step towards Justice and Prevention by defrocking the child molester priests identified in the documents and stop paying their pensions and benefits. If there are no negative consequences to molesting children and covering up these crimes then why would priests and bishops change their behavior.