Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Married chancellor's plea helped shape Bishop Gregory's thoughts on sex-abuse crisis in 2002

Catholic World News - April 28, 2010

A long, impassioned letter from the married chancellor of his diocese helped shift the thinking of Bishop Wilton Gregory on the sex-abuse scandal in 2002, the St. Louis Beacon reports.

The Beacon reproduces the letter that David Spotanski wrote while he was serving as chancellor of the Belleville, Illinois diocese under Bishop Gregory, who was then president of the US bishops' conference. (He has since become the Archbishop of Atlanta.)

"Our children are more important to Sharon and me than anything in the world," Spotanski wrote. He told Bishop Gregory: "No priest, no religious, no lay person who is not a parent can truly appreciate the incredible weight of that single sentence."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Progress toward our August expenses ($34,995 to go):
$35,000.00 $5.00
100% 0%
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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Talk to your kids about porn! 2 hours ago
Showing the Courage to battle homosexual impulses 17 hours ago
In other words, to be a Christian means this: 19 hours ago
Wanted: a balanced Catholic perspective on immigration 24 hours ago
Renewal with God before Us: Christ Determines All July 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21