open, honest, and obligated
By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 12, 2005
Back in February 2004, Cardinal Mahony released a Report to the People of God, assuring readers that it contained "the best information we can glean at this time" about sexual abuse by archdiocesan clergy.
Having fought tooth and nail to prevent public release of personnel files in sex-abuse cases, the archdiocese has finally gleaned a little bit more, and released a 155-page "addendum" to the earlier report. The new release contains some material from those crucial personnel files, while still withholding material from others.
Plaintiffs' lawyers-- suspicious critters, you know-- claim that the most damaging files remain undisclosed. But that can't possibly be true, because in the "Addendum" the archdiocese proclaims its "commitment to speak honestly and openly with the People of God." And certainly the archdiocese has been honest and open-- whenever compelled by court orders.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($127,977 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: -
Oct. 14, 2005 9:54 AM ET USA
Don't blame the Church for the actions of those in the hierarchy that act contrary to its doctrines and precepts. Their scandal will not go unnoticed.
Posted by: -
Oct. 12, 2005 9:04 PM ET USA
Is it just me or does the church just keep shoting itself in the foot every time it gets the opportunity!