Victims blast archdiocese over missing predators’ names
Could Cardinal O’Malley be more self-serving? He’s a religious order cleric. So he keeps secret the names of dozens of religious order clerics who are proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesters.
Many of the more than 70 child molesting clerics who are or have been in Boston now live among unsuspecting neighbors. Few have been defrocked, even fewer are locked up. So the odds are very high that right now at least a few of these dangerous men are sexually assaulting children. And they get by with their crimes, at least in part, because Catholic officials (from Boston to Rome) still value their reputations over our children.
We support BishopAccountability.org in its effort to prod the Boston archdiocese review board members – handpicked by O’Malley – to show some courage and compassion, and insist on full disclosure. Many of these board members are parents and grandparents. Why on earth are they helping self-serving prelates preserve their imagines instead of helping vulnerable kids and wounded adults?
We also call on the Boston priests who advocate secrecy to identify themselves, so parishioners can know which Catholic employees want them to have less information about potentially dangerous child molesting clerics
And we call on Boston Catholics to continue pushing for transparency so that kids will be safer and so that dangerous men and women can be exposed.
Read more: http://articles.boston.com/2011-11-20/news/30422792_1_boston-archdiocese-altar-boys-priest
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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.