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Private party offered surveillance on suspected priests

July 21, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic News Agency (CNA) has revealed that in 2018, “a person concerned with reforming the Catholic clergy” offered to provide high-tech surveillance on priests, hoping to expose their misconduct. The offer raised obvious questions about individual privacy, and CNA turned it down. The same questions now arise after the Pillar site used cell-phone records to expose the sexual misconduct of the secretary-general of the US bishops’ conference.

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  • Posted by: Brian0101 - Jul. 21, 2021 7:57 PM ET USA

    No Catholic cleric is justified to be on this kind of social app. How can one have any confidence in Catholic leadership?

  • Posted by: frjt - Jul. 21, 2021 2:04 PM ET USA

    Immoral actions do not justify immoral revelations...