Statement on the John Doe case by a VOTF member

We're glad they failed, but Catholic officials at Conception have no business acting in litigation like mean-spirited corporate honchos.

Fr. Parry has admitted molesting kids. So why isn't Conception Abbey acting with compassion instead of combativeness? Why is the Abbey's first response to this lawsuit to try and get it dismissed?

Such hard ball legal tactics hurt victims and children, of course. But they also hurt faithful Catholics, who feel shame when they see their leaders behaving irresponsibly.

The same holds true with the KC diocese and the Fr. McGlynn case. Evidence shows that years ago, they suspected and knew of sexual misconduct by McGlynn. And like Parry, McGlynn has admitted child sex crimes.

So why is the diocese trying to maintain the myth that it only learned of McGlynn's wrongdoing in 2002.

Church officials want this crisis to be over. But it won't be over until kids are protected and the truth is revealed and the deceit finally stops.

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commented 2011-10-26 11:48:29 -0500 · Flag
They cannot stand upon the simple language and facts of truth, so they have to revert to legal tricks and loopholes under the smokescreen of their “rights”. More church deception and betrayal.
Our most powerful tool is the light of truth. Through our actions, we bring healing, prevention and justice.



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