Diocese names 14 accused of abuse


Diocese names 14 accused of abuse

February 16, 2002|By Items compiled from Tribune news services

From the link: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-02-16/news/0202160202_1_diocese-names-priests-abuse

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The Diocese of Manchester on Friday named 14 Roman Catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct with children from 1963-87.

The diocese, which covers New Hampshire, gave the names to prosecutors and the public after reviewing its internal records for reports of abuse.

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From the link: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-02-17/news/0202170242_1_priests-manchester-diocese-boston-archdiocese

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — In a reflection of the rising concern over alleged pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church, the Manchester Diocese’s bishop has announced the names of 14 priests who had been accused of sexually abusing children in the past, and it turned those names over to prosecutors.

“People wonder not only what has the church in New Hampshire done about this in the past, but also what is it doing to make the church safe for children in the future,” said Bishop John B. McCormack, whose diocese covers New Hampshire. “There have been instances in New Hampshire where priests have had inappropriate contact with children.”

Friday’s announcement came in the midst of a widening scandal over such priests in the Boston archdiocese. In January, Cardinal Bernard Law apologized for allowing a known pedophile to remain an active priest until the early 1990s.

In New Hampshire, one of the 14 priests named Friday was an active full-time priest. Six others were retired or sick but helped part time in parishes.

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

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