Monday, September 26, 2005

11 Booted in Chicago

Two years ago, Cardinal George sent a group of 14 abuse cases to Rome. In the process, one died, the Holy See decided that two would be judged by tribunal, and the other 11 are now to be consigned to the Stritch Retreat House for prayer and penance.
Eleven priests suspected of sexual misconduct with minors have been permanently removed from public ministries, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Monday.

The men are banned from presenting themselves as priests, engaging in a public ministry or acting as an agent of the archdiocese, although they have not been removed from the priesthood, said Chancellor Jimmy Lago, who declined to disclose specific allegations or the priests' names or parishes.
SNAP -- whose Philadelphia representative was ill-briefed on Marcel Maciel (the Biggest Abuse Case of All) earlier in the evening -- still isn't satisfied
"I think that this begrudging, long overdue action, while it might bring some relief to the victims who have been abused and wounded in the Archdiocese of Chicago, I believe it does not relieve Cardinal George of his responsibility," said Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. "There's 11 known child molesters out there that are not going to be found on any sex offender registries."
OK, so if these guys were laicized, they'd have no oversight and would be released into the general population. And SNAP thinks that's the healthy thing to do?

Good God, people. We really do have a long way to go.



Blogger David said...

I am pretty sure these guys have been up at Mundelein Seminary the whole time, the chicago tribune named them today" However, when the Tribune presented him with a list, Lago confirmed the following priests have been removed from public ministry: Revs. R. Peter Bowman, Daniel Buck, Daniel Mark Holihan, Walter Huppenbauer, Robert Kealy, John Keehan, Donald Mulsoff, James Ray, John Robinson, Raymond Skriba and Anthony Vader.

He also confirmed that Rev. Marion Snieg, who also could have faced sanctions, had died. Revs. Thomas Swade and John Calicott await the conclusion of canonical trials."

27/9/05 14:01  

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