Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $36,642 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

as he says, not as he does

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 03, 2009

David Clohessy, the director of the sex-abuse victims’ group SNAP, welcomes the release of files showing how the Bridgeport, Connecticut diocese handled complaints. “We hope that Catholics will read the documents themselves,” he says.

Has Clohessy read the documents, then? Well, no. He admits that his own statements about the Bridgeport diocese have been based on “has been leaked to the press and covered by the media for years.” 

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 ($124,732 to go):
$150,000.00 $25,268.34
83% 17%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: GabrielAustin9013 - Dec. 04, 2009 12:44 PM ET USA

    David, In 20 years of work you don't recall when you have been so deliberately misquoted. How often have you been correctly quoted? Even less, I suspect. The point is not the numbers of priests and victims; the point is the cover-up. Our shepherds were worried about the scandal and the cost; I wonder how many are being fitted for a tie attached to a millstone? Our Lord takes a dim view of the failure to protect His lambs.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Could respect for the papacy mean resisting the Pope? 4 hours ago
The Church Moves On, Slowly October 24
Is Cardinal Kasper losing his grip? October 24
The Pope is not the problem October 23
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. October 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6