Two accused clerics ousted, says Philly blogger - SNAP reacts

Two accused clerics ousted, says Philly blogger - SNAP reacts

Two accused Philly predator priests are being permanently removed and four others are being put back on the job, according to noted Philly Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo.

Archbishop Charles Chaput continues to selfishly disclose decisions at his convenience with little or no regard for children's safety.

Just last year, prosecutors concluded that 37 accused Philly priests were still on the job. So it's very hard to have any faith whatsoever in secretive internal church procedures run by a few Catholics hand-picked by complicit church officials.

The real and urgent remedy is still eliminating Pennsylvania's archaic, arbitrary, predator-friendly statutes of limitations. When the courthouse doors, long slammed in victims' faces, are cracked open, the truth about these abuses and cover up reports can be better revealed and children can be better protected.
Again, we stress that decisions about possible predator priests should be announced as soon as they are made, not held in secrecy for months or weeks until the archbishop and his public relations staffers deem it's most advantageous to disclose them. Chaput continues to act recklessly and selfishly.

And again, we urge Chaput to start defrocking Msgr. William Lynn, a convicted criminal.

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  • commented 2012-07-06 13:30:07 -0500
    It would appear that the only course of action left for those abused by these “innocent” priests would be to bring their cases into court and by asking for an “EXTERNAL” investigation, rather than a Church-orchestrated INTERNAL investigation!
  • published this page in Media Statements 2012-07-06 11:32:11 -0500