Advocates Want More Action Agaisnt Priests
Advocates Push for More Action against Abusive Priests

Fox 19 [Cincinnati OH]
Downloaded September 19, 2003

SAdvocates for victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in the Cincinnati area are pushing for more action by the Cincinnati Archdiocese. They want Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk to give a full accounting of wrongdoing by priests under his authority and remove them the ministry. Mike Knellinger of Dayton and Kay Montgomery of Lexington, Kentucky, say they think Pilarczyk has waited too long to act against priests in cases where abuses have been substantiated by the archdiocese. A spokesman for the archdiocese says Pilarczyk is following the directive of the nation's archbishops last year that calls for any priest found to have abused a minor to be removed from the ministry permanently. He says this has taken longer than anybody wants, including the archbishop


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