An incomplete report card on clergy abuse?

"An incomplete report card on clergy abuse?" Continued...

Issue: "Roe v. Wade @ 31," Jan. 17, 2004

The scandal has taken its toll on all sides. Some church leaders complain about lack of due process for clergy who may be innocent of charges by some supposed victims seeking money from the church. In New York, 69 priests last month signed a petition addressed to Cardinal Edward Egan, who has suspended 14 priests following accusations of molestation. The petition said morale among priests "is at an all-time low," partly because the archdiocese has failed to support its clergy and has given the impression that all men who are accused are "damaged goods."

Edward E. Plowman
Edward E. Plowman


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