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As our name implies, BishopAccountability.org is dedicated to posting
on the Web information that is necessary for understanding the bishops'
role in the Catholic sexual abuse crisis. Some bishops are themselves
abusers, and many others have knowingly transferred accused priests into
unsuspecting parishes, where they continued to offend. For an important
overview of the bishops' role, see the Dallas Morning news feature Two-Thirds
of Bishops Let Accused Priests Work, by Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin
Our logo is intended to suggest the importance of the bishops in the
crisis and the extent of their responsibility. Instead of picturing the
"worst" bishops, we have shown a range, geographic and otherwise.
||Bishop William S. Skylstad
of Spokane WA – See Landslide Skylstad, by Joe
Feuerherd, National Catholic Reporter (11/17/04).
||Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre NY
– See Feds
End Church Sex Case, by Carol Eisenberg, Newsday 11/22/05); Do
the Right Thing, editorial in the National Catholic Reporter (7/24/03).
||Archbishop Emeritus Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.,
of Milwaukee WI – See Weakland
Denies He Abused Man Archdiocese Paid $450,000: Archbishop Asks Vatican
to Hasten Retirement, by Marie Rohde, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
||Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York NY –
Egan was previously bishop of Bridgeport CT. See Egan
Protected Abusive Priests, by Elizabeth Hamilton and Eric Rich,
Hartford Courant (3/17/02).
||Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles CA –
for Years Kept Allegations of Abuse from Police, by Glenn F. Bunting,
Ralph Frammolino, and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times (8/18/02).
||Bishop John B. McCormack of Manchester NH –
McCormack was Cardinal Law's abuse delegate before becoming bishop
of Manchester. See Records
show a trail of secrecy, deception, by Walter V. Robinson and
Stephen Kurkjian, Boston Globe (12/4/02), with other articles on that
||Bishop Emeritus Anthony J. O'Connell of Palm Beach
FL – See Bishop quits, admits abuse: Palm Beach
leader details '70s sex case, by Amy Driscoll, Miami Herald (3/9/02)
||Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. of Louisville
KY – See Kelly's memos about Rev. Thomas Creagh.
||Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. O'Brien of Phoenix AZ
– See Valley stunned by arrest of O'Brien in fatal
hit-and-run, by Dennis Wagner, Judd Slivka and Joseph Reaves,
Arizona Republic (6/17/03) with other articles on that webpage.