NY- Cardinal Dolan deposition to be made public, SNAP responds
We are grateful this deposition is being made public. It's a shame it takes civil litigation and brave victims to force Dolan to answer for his wrongdoing.
It's still rare that Catholic officials have to face tough questions under oath. And we're still not confident that Dolan answered the deposition questions honestly, given his history of dissembling about clergy sex crimes and cover ups.
Still, every bit of information about how the Catholic hierarchy conceals heinous crimes is welcome. We hope other current and former church staffers will share what they know and suspect about chld molesting clerics without having to be forced to do so.
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50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.