Thursday, August 26, 2010

Judge grants bishops' secrecy motion, Victims respond

Judge grants bishops' secrecy motion, Victims respond

Statement by David Clohessy Executive Director of SNAP 314 566 9790

Today, a judge sided with Catholic officials who want clergy sex abuse and cover up records kept sealed.

Today, Peoria's bishop wins and Peoria parents and parishioners lose.

Secrecy protects only those who commit or conceal child sex crimes. It hurts victims and endangers kids. It leaves parents in the dark about information that could be used to safeguard their kids.

We're very sad that once again, as they have been for decades, parishioners and the public are being kept in the dark while corrupt church officials are being protected.

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