Please click the link to read Cardinal Bevilacqua’s testimony for the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Let’s add this to the required summer reading for Catholics. The judge in the current criminal case involving Msgr. Lynn sealed the records, but the Inquirer already had this copy in the public domain. BishopAccountability.org has broken it down into searchable pdf files. Click link below.
Cardinal Bevilacqua’s testimony plays twister with the truth. He says “I don’t recall” and “I’d like to discuss this with my legal counsel” more times than I can count. His testimony is rife with contradictions and sickening statements. He and his bishops share a legacy of complete moral failure. My devastation with the “Church” deepens. Cardinal Rigali’s refusal to undo these wrongs solidifies that “they just don’t get it.”
“Cardinal Bevilacqua’s Grand Jury Testimony Posted Online,” by Nancy Phillips and Craig R. McCoy, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 29, 2011