Sunday, March 21, 2010

Where is justice for falsely accused priests?

Matt C. Abbott:

'If a diocese is named, it is a surefire way to have this priest put into even deeper water. It has become practice for many dioceses to publicize the priest's name, with a picture, with the occurrence of any accusation. It is also common practice that once a priest is removed, he is cut off from all means of support: salary, insurance and a place to live.

Falsely accused priests must come forward. I realize that it's difficult. But we need to get to the bottom of this. Are these "false memories" or malicious slanders?

Bishops could be mishandling this episode, too, to satisfy public pressure.

This is why the Church dealt with these issues in secret, but people don't get that.