Imagine if a gang member with a long criminal record announced he was reforming and would start cooperating with police voluntarily, but in reality he continues to submit to police questioning only when subpoenaed? Does that sound like a genuine change of heart? That’s essentially what the Chicago archdiocese is doing with clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuits.
James McGreal, a notorious predator priest from Seattle, has passed away.
We’re saddened but not surprised that another child sex abuse report involving Fr. Jack Spaulding is surfacing. Child predators rarely strike only once.
In an unusual move, clergy sex abuse victims are praising Belleville’s controversial Catholic bishop for his honesty.All too often, Catholic officials led or let parishioners assume that any church cutbacks stem from clergy sex abuse and cover up cases. That’s rarely the case.
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Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien has promoted by Pope Benedict. We feel that to reward O’Brien rubs salt into the wounds of clergy sex abuse victims.
Thanks to relentless pressure, and almost a decade after the first bishop posted the first list of pedophile priests, O'Malley belatedly and begrudgingly is making it a little easier for police, parishioners and the public to know who most of the Boston predator priests are.
No one should feel sorry for Burlington Catholic diocesan officials. If its leaders had shown more interest in accountability, transparency, and the safety of all parishioners, it wouldn't be in the position of owing milllions of dollars today.
Bishop Boyce’s shameless comments are a carefully calculated, pre-emptive strike by a bishop who is disingenuously posturing as a victim.
Our hearts go out to Cardelli’s victim. Cardelli’s strict prison sentence may offer her some small degree of healing, but unfortunately recovering from this sort of devastation can take a lifetime.