Wealthy Catholics to target Cardinals with ‘Red Hat Report’

ROME - As U.S. bishops work to formulate an official response to clerical sexual abuse and cover-up, a new watchdog group backed by wealthy Catholics is seeking to take matters into their own hands.

A new organization, which held an RSVP-only event on Sunday evening, plans to spend more than $1 million in the next year investigating every member of the College of Cardinals “to name those credibly accused in scandal, abuse, or cover-ups.”

“The Better Church Governance Group” held its launch on the campus of the Catholic University of America (CUA) with the stated intention of producing its “Red Hat Report” by April 2020.

The U.S. bishops founded the Catholic University of America, and all six residential U.S. cardinals are members of its Board of Trustees.  . . . 

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  • Richard Kensinger, MSW
    commented 2018-10-01 16:32:17 -0500
    I applaud this effort. I reside in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese in PA. I divorced the Church and am an advocate in my Diocese for greater transparency. I believe that those in the Church can not effectively advocate for the kids who were abused. They have too much stake in preserving their status and positions within this global “corporation”. Now being on the outside, I am free to challenge this “Institution”.
    Rich, MSW

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