Rochester diocese identifies all priests dismissed on abuse charges
Catholic World News - June 07, 2012
The Diocese of Rochester, New York, has released the names of all the priests who have been removed from ministry because of sex-abuse charges since the “Dallas Charter” went into effect in 2002.
The diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Courier, listed 9 priests who have either been removed from the clerical state or assigned to a life of penance; 5 who voluntarily accepted laicization; and 5 whose cases have not yet been resolved by canonical tribunals. The Courier also listed 4 priests who died before their cases were resolved (in one case, before the accusation was made), but the charges have already been made public.
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Jun. 07, 2012 7:08 PM ET USA
Sobering to read the list of priests charged. Wonder if my diocese will come clean or my previous diocese as well? This would never have gone so far if those bishops who shielded them would have called the police as any decent citizen would have done.