Archbishop Dolan details errors in Times reports on abuse scandal
March 31, 2010
New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan, writing on his own blog, has provided a detailed critique of reports published in the New York Times, attempting to draw a connection between Pope Benedict and sex-abuse scandals. Those reports, Archbishop Dolan notes, were based on information provided by trial lawyers who are currently involved in litigation against the Holy See. The Times' reporting was based on documents that do not support the newspaper's charges. And one front-page report dredged up information that was public several years ago. The archbishop asked:
Why is this news now? The only reason it is news at all is because of the implication that Cardinal Ratzinger was involved. Yet the documentation does not support that charge, and thus they should have no place in a putatively respectable newspaper.