Monday, April 20, 2009

St. Paul/Minneapolis - New Dark Chapter in Sexual Abuse

According to the U.S. bishops news service, the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis is withholding the names of those priests that have been accused of sexual abuse, but have never been charged civilly or criminally. The Archdiocese has stated that they want to be prudent and wait for a court ruling on the matter. Basically, they are not going to divulge the information unless they are forced to, just like many other dioceses across the country. The Archdiocese has currently moved for a protective order for the remaining names until the Second Judicial District Court has ruled on the admissibility of the information.

I can guarantee that if the judge rules that the information is admissible as evidence, they will not disclose it without a fight. And here we see another sad case of an diocese not doing what is right in the hopes of saving a few dollars. I do not like name calling... but these guys are a bunch of scumbags.

A Faithful Catholic


Terrence Berres said...

"I do not like name calling..."

It also seems odd when done pseudonymously to denounce a refusal to disclose names.

Dad29 said...

If there were no charges or convictions, it seems that the only basis for revelation is "accusations."

As you know, I'm as hardnosed as anyone IF there's a conviction. But there's no 'there' there...yet.