CA - Jesuits & Catholic officials must act on Lindner, SNAP says

After yesterday's Bay Area jury verdict, now attention rightfully shifts from William Lynch to the prosecutor and Catholic officials. The prosecutor should file perjury charges against Fr. Lindner.

San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath should insist that the Jesuits move Fr. Lindner out of his diocese.

And the Jesuits should, at a bare minimum, put Fr. Lindner to a remote, secure, independently-run treatment center not run by the church. (He's now at a Jesuit facility in Los Gatos where the LA Times says "he is free to travel and tutor seminarians and has collected a living allowance from the order.")

They should also publicly discipline and denounce him.

The Catholic hierarchy now knows Fr. Lindner is both a serial child molester and a perjurer. (Even Fr. Lindner's mom, in today's LA Times, says she's convinced he's a child molester.)

Until Jesuit and San Jose officials take action to protect kids, we urge Catholic to donate elsewhere. 

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  • Jeannie Guzman
    commented 2012-07-06 13:44:24 -0500
    It looks as if the Jesuit coverups concerning Lindner should be finished, once and for all. Now is the time to demand truthfulness, and also demand to discover who was responsible for keeping him in the priesthood and not reporting him to police. It isn’t sufficient to say that his problem was handled “internally.” This criminal action should have been reported to the police at the very beginning, not decades later!
  • Joelle Casteix
    published this page in Official SNAP Media Statements 2012-07-06 09:19:35 -0500

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