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"background checking"

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 15, 2003

Background checks have become a point of interest in light of the Dallas stories of late. A couple of pastors were removed in Dallas because they had not completed staff and volunteer background checks (in one case a priest neglected to have Mother Teresa's nuns fingerprinted). This latest story about Msgr Villaroya alleges that the Dallas chancery never completed a full background check on a priest who is accused of rape.

Interesting. Last February, a letter was published in the Dallas Morning News. It was critical of Bishop Grahmann, the Diocesan, but warmly appreciative of the coadjutor Bishop Galante. The letter was signed "Sr M. Immaculata Dunn," from Valley Forge PA; although a DMN staffer spoke to a woman claiming to be Sister, it is likely this was an alias.

The story is interesting only because the Dallas chancery launched into full "background check" mode, calling the Philadelphia chancery to get to the bottom of this letter, critical of Bishop Grahmann, written by a Nun.

You see? They CAN be thorough when properly motivated!

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