Bishop Thomas L. Dupre to Appear on Special Edition of Television Program Real to Reel

Iobserve [Springfield MA]
Downloaded October 18, 2003

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Bishop Thomas Dupre will be featured on a special edition of the Catholic Communication’s television program Real to Reel, this Saturday evening, October 18, at 7pm on WWLP.

Bishop Dupre will be interviewed for the entire program on the clergy misconduct situation, both locally and nationally. Real to Reel producer, and veteran news reporter, Ken Lancaster will be joined by editor of The Catholic Observer, Rebecca Drake in this half hour interview. In this show the Bishop will address the victims of clergy misconduct and their concerns. He will also clarify the present stance of the Diocese, seeking case-by-case resolution why maintaining all the legal right of the Diocese until all matters are resolved.

Also being released this weekend by the Bishop’s Office, is a “Question and Answer” forum which addresses many of the most pressing questions the Bishop is often asked. The “Q & A” will be posted on the diocesan website,, and will be made available through the October 30 edition of The Catholic Observer and next week in a brochure that will be available in all parishes.

During the first week of November, Bishop Dupr? will also unveil the final version of the new Diocesan Policy for handling and preventing misconduct.

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