After Archbishop Chaput and the priests’ support of Monsignor Lynn was discussed in court, the Archdiocese issued this statement.
“Bishops have an obligation to show pastoral concern for their people, their priests, and the wider community,” said spokeswoman Donna Farrell on Friday. “That includes victims of sexual abuse. It also includes those accused of wrongdoing, including clergy. The archdiocese fully supports the integrity of the legal process and the need of victims for healing.”
Will the Archbishop and priests show the same support for the coach from Neuman Gorretti who has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy and giving alcohol to a 14-year-old student? Will they also show support for the financial officer of the Archdiocese who was fired in July and is under investigation for allegedly embezzling a few hundred thousand dollars? Will they be given a round of applause as well?
The Archdiocese of refers to the pastoral concern and healing for the victims of sexual abuse. Can they be more specific about that? When exactly can they expect their round of applause?
– Kathy Kane & Susan Matthews