Abuse lawsuit against the bishops update.
Double Murder in Wisconsin Prompts Lawsuit Against All US Bishops
But Delaware’s Top Church Official Will Be Removed As Defendant
Saltarelli’s Disclosure of Names of Alleged Predator Priests is the Reason
A family whose relative was
murdered by a priest and who has filed a non-monetary, first of its kind
lawsuit against the USCCB and all US Catholic bishops is releasing Delaware’s
Catholic bishop from the suit.
In August, 2006, the O’Connell family of Hudson, WI, filed a unique
lawsuit against all US bishops seeking a non-monetary injunction that would
force them to reveal the names of all proven, admitted, and credibly accused
abusive priests. Several weeks ago, Michael Saltarelli, Bishop of Wilmington
(DE) was served with that suit.
The family is now writing Saltarelli to advise him he will be dropped as a
defendant since Saltarelli recently disclosed names of 20 pedophile priests in
Releasing the names of admitted or convicted abusers is a no-brainer, but I have serious reservations about the notion of releasing the names of the accused–ordained or not–to anyone but the police. What’s the end-game here?