200 Names of Abusers are Released in Brooklyn
Today at a press conference in New York, important information about abusive clergy in Brooklyn was released to the public. We applaud the work of these independent advocates who prepared this report and hope that this information will help create more informed communities in New York.
We are grateful to Jeff Anderson and his team for exposing this information about known abusers in Brooklyn. It is disappointing that, once again, more facts about clergy abuse scandals are made public by independent advocates instead of church officials themselves.
We hope that parishioners and the public are paying attention to these kind of stories and are recognizing that it is secular advocates, not church officials, who are forcing the church into the openness and transparency that church officials promised in 2002. And we hope that parishioners and the public will continue to demand more from their local church officials and ask that they do more to protect children and support survivors.