Baltimore archdiocese refuses to release files of deceased priest accused of abuse
September 18, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: The archdiocese turned down a petition for personnel files involving the late Father A. Joseph Maskell, who died in 2001, having denied allegations of abuse. A spokesman for the archdiocese said that although the accusations are taken "very seriously," the disclosure of confidential files would not resolve questions and would "create a precedent that would likely soon be followed by requests for the release of personnel records of other priests and employees of the Church.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.