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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.” 

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  • 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.

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